Family Information

Parent and Student Handbook

  • The 2019-20 Parent and Student Handbook was approved at the September 24th, 2019 board meeting. Please click here to access the document.

Attendance, Absences and Tardies

  • Please click here to see a one page printout about attendance, absences and tardies.

Transportation Information

  • If you have transportation requests or route changes, please email

  • For Bus Routes 1, 2, 3, and 4, call MTI Transportation at 651-633-9159.

  • For all van transportation, call Ride Safe Transportation 507-213-4807.


Resources for Families

Free Haircuts on the 4th Wednesday of every month for Bright Water Students
Every 4th Wednesday from 4-6p.m. at the school
*Dates are subject to change. Prior notice will be sent via email.

Email with questions.

Health Care Program Information
Click here for the Minnesota health care program application and assistance

Volunteer at Bright Water

It takes the support of each student’s family and many community members to help our staff make Bright Water the place of excellence that each of our students deserves. There are opportunities ranging from 10 minutes once a month to 90 minutes every day! 


Learn more and get started - email for more information!


Observing in a Montessori Classroom

Observing Montessori classrooms in action is critical to your choice to enroll your son or daughter at Bright Water Montessori Schools. Observations are for adults only and consist of observing in two separate Montessori environments with time for questions and a tour at the end.


To sign up for observations, please call the office at 612-302-3410 or send an email to the Bright Water office manager at


When scheduling an observation, please indicate the number of adults who will be attending and the levels you wish to observe. We recommend that you observe at your child's current age level and the next age level.


Bright Water serves students at the following levels:

• Toddler Community: 16 months through 33 months or age 3

• Children’s House: 33 months through Kindergarten

• Lower Elementary: Grades 1-3

• Upper Elementary: Grades 4-6