St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School is located just 12 miles south of Minneapolis in the historic city of Excelsior. Excelsior, the first established community on Lake Minnetonka, is home to beautiful parks and trails, public beaches, and charming shopping districts. Just like its host city, St. John the Baptist Church and School are a perfect blend of old and new with updated parish facilities, a two-level walk out school building, and historic two-story residence hall. The buildings occupy 8 acres of wooded shoreline on stunning Galpin Lake.
School grounds include outdoor learning environments, substantial gardens, and sizable recreation areas. These spaces encourage inquiry-based learning, STEM projects, and environmental education. The main school building hosts the preschool, elementary, and middle school programs while the historic residence hosts our youngest children ages 16 months through 3 years.
The main church building is located across the parking lot allowing our school children to celebrate Mass once a week with the parish community. Children also have opportunities to worship the Blessed Sacrament in the parish’s perpetual adoration chapel and utilize the church for sacred retreat and prayer.
Tucked away on Mill Street, St. John the Baptist Catholic Montessori School is a safe and beautiful space for children to grow and develop from 16 months to 15 years old.