Bluestem Montessori Elementary


Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow

A different kind of school

Bluestem's mission is to foster creativity, independence, and ingenuity by providing a child-centric learning environment, hands-on activities, and integration with the community.

Our planned central location will allow children to learn about and experience their city. Our commitment to the environment and nature will teach children to love and protect their world.

Bluestem is educating our students to cherish community, value peace, chase their passions, and make a difference in their world. With the help of the Lincoln community, we will soon offer generous scholarships to make this wonderful educational opportunity available to all.

A different way to learn

It’s about creating an environment where children teach themselves and each other.

The Montessori Method was developed over 100 years ago by Maria Montessori, and is used in classrooms all over the world. Children learn in a space overseen and curated by the instructor. They have the freedom and responsibility to choose their own work and move at their own pace. The children master concepts by selecting work which is interesting to them and focusing on it for long uninterrupted blocks of time. When they are ready, they pass on their knowledge to others in their multi-age classroom community.

There is much more information about Montessori on the web. One great resource is the American Montessori Society website.


Help us build our school

Bluestem Montessori strives to be affordable, accessible, and central.  Our goal is to make Montessori education available to all Lincoln families.  Our long-term goal is to not turn any child away based on financial need.  To do this, we will build a strong scholarship fund through community donations.

We are also working to build our moving fund so that we can open a permanent central location in the near future.  We are rapidly outgrowing our wonderful temporary space and hope to move to a permanent central location in the next couple of years!  




Unitarian Church
6300 A St
Lincoln, NE 68510

We are currently renting three wonderful rooms from the Unitarian Church. We expect to raise funds and move into a permanent space closer to downtown Lincoln in the next five years.

(402) 735-0987



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