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Introducing The Gardner School of Minnetonka

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The Gardner School is excited to announce the opening of its new academically-focused preschool in Minnetonka, Minnesota. More than a traditional preschool or child care facility, The Gardner School is proud to offer its award-winning early childhood education program to Minnetonka’s children and families. As Minnetonka was named one of Money magazine’s “100 Places to Live in America” this year, we are honored to bring The Gardner School’s early childhood education program to the thriving, family-friendly Minnetonka community.

What We Offer

Offering year-round educational programs for full and part-time child care for children 6 weeks old through Pre-Kindergarten, The Gardner School of Minnetonka also provides a full suite of enrichment classes, along with our summer camp program, Camp Gardner. Built with children’s and families’ needs at the forefront, The Gardner School of Minnetonka’s stimulating, creative, and educationally-engineered school features indoor and outdoor play spaces and is designed with security features to ensure a safe and secure environment with convenient hours and locations. With our highly-praised curriculum and STEAM-focused learning delivered by our four-year degree lead teachers in each classroom, children enrolled at The Gardner School of Minnetonka will be prepared for kindergarten and equipped to make the world a better place.

Stacey Richman, DirectorMeet the Leadership Team

The Gardner School of Minnetonka is led by Director Stacey Richman and Assistant Director Allison Walker. Stacy joined our team in July of 2017 and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Specialization. Growing up, some of Stacey’s best mentors were teachers, and she wanted to be that person for many other children and have the privilege of making a difference in their lives. From a young age, education was Stacey’s career choice, and now, since 1992, she has lived out that dream and touched the lives of many children and families. We’re grateful that Stacey’s passion and career choices eventually led her to The Gardner School. “Every person has a reason to be inspired, and I love to catch that moment and be a part of it. I want to build futures with people and look back knowing I had a part in that, big or small,” says Stacey.

Allison Walker, Assistant DirectorAllison Walker joined our team in August of 2017 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Science. Allison is inspired by teachers who are passionate about their students learning and who take ownership of their classrooms by making it their own, and she is passionate about learning, new experiences, and building relationships.

The Gardner School of Minnetonka is officially open, and we welcome families to schedule a tour to see our stunning, state-of-the-art school and meet our enthusiastic team. We also have new, convenient locations in Eagan and Edina. Ready to enroll or want to learn more about The Gardner School’s quality childcare program? Visit our website, or see it for yourself by scheduling a tour.