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Lloyd Barbee Montessori School offers students in K3–grade 6 the opportunity for a high-quality Montessori education in a vibrant, nurturing environment. The Montessori method of educating students is based on the philosophy that children reach their fullest potential through multi-age interactions in an inquiring, cooperative, and encouraging atmosphere. Staff focuses on fostering competent and responsible students who demonstrate creativity, concentration, coordination, and independence in their work. 

Barbee is also a member of the Green and Healthy Schools Wisconsin and works to teach students about healthy living choices and the environment. Barbee offers an arts program that includes visual arts, music, instrumental lessons, and an after-school drama program through Partnership for the Arts. These programs offer opportunities for students in the arts that broaden cultural experiences.

Barbee's makerspace affords students the opportunity to explore hands-on STEAM activities. The makerspace has been funded through a grant from the Brady Foundation, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, and the Google Makerspace Initiative. 

The Lloyd Barbee Montessori Camp offers families before- and after-school care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is open during the summer and other school breaks. The camp partners with the Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department to provide recreational programming as well as academic supports. 

Lloyd Barbee Montessori is supported by many community partnerships, including UWM's Peck School of the Arts and the Center for Volunteerism, Mount Mary's art therapy program, Skai Academy School of Arts and Education, Bradford Memorial AME, and the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation.

Prior Montessori experience is required for students entering at grade K5 or higher. Families can enroll in this school for grades K3 and K4 using the online application at


Academic/Social Clubs & Extracurricular Activities

  • Growing Minds (Mindfulness)
  • Clubs ( Art Club )

Athletics & Interscholastic Sports

  • Basketball (Co-ed)

Before & After School

  • Before School Camp
  • Licensed Child Care - Ages 2-3
  • After School Program ( After School Camp, After School Choir, After School Dance, After School Drama, After School Visual Arts )

Community Partners

  • African American Children's Choir
  • Artists in Residence
  • Bradley Sculpture Garden
  • Common Ground
  • Danceworks
  • DentaQuest
  • GE Community Service Day
  • Mad Hot Ballroom
  • Nature's Classroom Incorporated
  • Shoes That Fit
  • UWM Peck School of the Arts
  • Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Comprehensive Academic Programs

  • Learning Method ( Montessori )

Parent & Family Resources

  • Love and Logic
  • Parent Resource Center

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School Administration

Principal Catherine LossRegional SuperintendentDr. Carletta NolandSchool Board MemberDarryl JacksonSchool Board District District # D3School Board Member At-LargeMissy Zombor

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GradesK3 - 6School Hours09:15 AM - 04:00 PMSchool TypeRegular Education RegionCentralTransportationProvided to students living within 5 miles (walk zone excluded) View Transportation Map

Contact Information

Principal Catherine Loss4456 N TEUTONIA AVMILWAUKEE WI 53209Phone (414)
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