After an unhappy experience at a for-profit Montessori elsewhere, I researched all the Montessoris and preschools in the NE Mpls/St. Anthony/Columbia Heights/Fridley area. I was delighted when I found LVMS 10 years ago for my first child, and it was the obvious choice for my second child 2 years ago. "The children" are the most important focus at LVMS. As a result, the children's interests and skills blossom, they behave in a polite and considerate manner, and are cared about as individuals. LVMS is also extremely flexible with additional hours that care may be needed - down to the quarter hour, before and/or after class, and it can change daily as my needs change. That's something I didn't find when I searched other Montessoris. I feel completely confident in the guidance and care my children receive at LVMS.