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Becks Montessori was established in 1992 by Mrs. Neetha Guneratne. Mrs. Neetha started operations in a church building in Eagan, Minnesota, with one other teacher and few students. Within a few short years, the reputation of Becks Montessori, and especially of Mrs. Neetha, grew. For 10 years the reputation for excellence in early childhood Montessori education spread throughout the area and beyond.

By 2001, after over 25 years in Montessori education, and after building a wonderful and successful school, Mrs. Neetha planned to retire. She blessed Saroja and Tim Edmund with the opportunity to take over Becks Montessori at the beginning of 2002.

Saroja Edmund took over as director and preschool teacher in January of 2002. Within a few months, the school outgrew the space it occupied, and Becks Montessori relocated to a larger location in April 2002. Mrs. Neetha retired from teaching in May of 2002 and currently lives as a Buddhist nun in both St. Paul and her native country of Sri Lanka. We honor and thank Mrs. Neetha for leaving such a great legacy in Becks Montessori.

Becks Montessori continues the great tradition of Montessori education that Mrs. Neetha began, and continues to grow in a wonderful, larger, and new location. We offer programs for Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, and Kindergarten / Elementary (up to 3rd grade).

Our second location, Minnesota Montessori, was opened in June of 2006. We are located in Shakopee, Minnesota, one of the fastest growing communities in the state. We offer programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool/Kindergarten.



We look forward to continuing this fine tradition of Montessori education and serving the community for many years to come.

Minnesota Montessori Accelerated Learning Center
4194 Pilot Knob Rd • Eagan,  MN 55123 • (651) 686-7984

3150 Eagle Creek Blvd • Shakopee, MN 55379 • (952) 402-0303

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