Photo caption: Children in Siembra’s Classroom.

Photo caption: Children in Siembra’s Classroom.

Our Mission:

To support the academic and social development of Latino children living in and near Minneapolis by providing a high-quality, dual-language, Montessori learning environment that inspires children to become independent, responsible and engaged learners and community members.

Siembra Montessori is a licensed and nationally accredited dual language learning center for children ages 33 months through 6 years.

Siembra Montessori supports children as they explore the world, grow and learn in both English and Spanish.  Children learn year-round in a culturally responsive Montessori environment that encourages them to become independent, engaged learners.

Why Montessori?

Photo caption: Girl pruning the plants in Siembra’s classroom.

Photo caption: Girl pruning the plants in Siembra’s classroom.

Scientific research from the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector confirms that Montessori children have an advantage in academic, social, and emotional development. The children’s inherent love of learning is encouraged by giving them opportunities to engage in spontaneous, meaningful activities under the guidance of a trained adult. Elements of a Montessori education include:

  • Child-centered orientation that follows each child’s individual learning trajectory

  • Highly structured curriculum with each lesson building on the previous

  • Mixed-age groupings of three years, which encourage students to progress naturally through watching (year one), doing (year two), and teaching (year three)

  • Prepared environment that encourages children to respond to their natural drive to work and learn with all five senses

  • Ongoing and intentional family engagement

Siembra Montessori is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Our Impact

  • 88% of 3-year-old and 100% of 4-year-olds made age-appropriate progress during the academic year

  • 100% of 4-year-olds tested ready for kindergarten


Cherolyn Fischer
Early Childhood Programs Administrator

“I like everything about Siembra Montessori! From the way the teachers treat the children to the way the children develop... I see my daughters more open to the world and to new things without fear - they want
to try new things and learn more!”
— -Oshiris S., Siembra Montessori Parent