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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”Maria Montessori

Our Programs

Transition Room


Boosting your child’s brainpower starts early at Woodpark Montessori. Our infant program is geared towards children ages 6 weeks through 16 months.
Toddler Room


At Woodpark, when children are developmentally ready they move on to our Transition Room! In the transition room they are introduced to many new exciting skills alongside beginning Montessori Education.
Preschool Room


We begin a more structured learning in our Toddler room. We incorporate exciting planned play opportunities for our toddlers as well as continuing their Montessori education from the Transition room!


We teach our preschoolers about the world around them through hands-on participation at their own pace! We believe that preschoolers should be given time to experience education and understand concepts in a way that makes sense to them. The preschool picture that the preview has now can stay the same!


We have a unique and highly valuable Kindergarten program! Our director, Miss Misty, is also our Kindergarten teacher. Over the past 20 years, we have learned so much from each other and she has helped create an amazing program that brings special one-of-a-kind concepts.

Our History

Woodpark Montessori was established in 1990 by Priyanthi and Nimal Sundaram. Priyanthi did her Montessori training through AMI in Sri Lanka and began teaching in 1979. She decided to open her school in April of 1990. Starting with just three students, they quickly grew. In June of 2005, they acquired a building that would accommodate their fast growing Woodpark family.
As of January 2016, Pryanthi and Nimal’s daughter Dilini will be graduating from Iowa State University and will continue the family tradition by taking on her parents’ responsibilities at their school. Woodpark has a dedicated staff and many of the lead teachers have been here for over 13 years. Our current director, Miss Misty, has been working with them since she was 16 years old, and in October 2015, she will have been with Woodpark for 20 years.
Priyanthi And Nimal Sundaram
In June 2016, they acquired their second location in Savage. Their daughter Dilini is the director at the Savage location. Miss Misty continues to direct the Burnsville location. We are so excited to watch our Woodpark family grow even more!
Misty Taking a Walk with the Kids
Meet our Director!
Miss Misty started at Woodpark when she was just 16 years old in 1995. Not only is she our director, but she is also our lead curriculum coordinator. Miss Misty has a very unique approach to teaching. One of her favorite activities to do with our students is go on nature walks. Pointing out all the different kinds of birds and trees is one of the many hands on activities she does.
Alumni of the Month
Blayr went to Woodpark from 1999 - 2003! Miss. Misty, Miss Erica, Miss. Grace, Miss. Gerta, and Miss. Priyanthi were all her teachers too! She was the captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team at Apple Valley High School, and graduated in 2014. She is now a Sophomore at Winona State University. She continues to play lacrosse and was on the Dean’s List for her first two semesters of college! She looks back fondly on her time at Woodpark and loves to come back and visit all her teachers! She still has the perfect handwriting she learned while in our classrooms!
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