The Berry Patch…

25 Feb

When I started the process of preschool shopping for my oldest last year I stumbled upon a school in Edina called The Berry Patch.    The Berry Patch began in 1983 in the home of the founder, Berrie Lounsberry. The reason behind its founding 25 years ago remains the same today – to give children a love of learning in a fun, loving, faith-based environment.  Today the school has two Edina locations and next year will be opening a Savage location.  I didn’t choose to send the boys to The Berry Patch because both of the Edina locations were too far from our home and my school.  Being a working mom, I needed something much more convenient for the boys, but loved Berrie and her school!  The Berry Patch has made quite a name for itself in the Edina and West Metro Area.  It is exciting to have such a well known name expanding South of the River!  If you are interested in finding out more about The Berry Patch, please check out their website at You can also take a tour of one of their Edina locations so you get a feel for the warm and inviting environment they offer for our youngest students.  The new school will be held in the Glendale Church Building located at 13550 Glendale Road.  They are offering half off tuition to the first five families that register at the new Savage school, so if you are looking for a preschool South of the River I suggest you check out The Berry Patch!

3 Responses to “The Berry Patch…”

  1. Kelley March 8, 2010 at 4:44 AM #

    Yeah for the Berry Patch! Very hopeful that Luke will attend when we are back in MN. I can’t think of many people I would rather have begin Luke’s education than Berrie. Also, I am dying over your Aruba pictures! Keep posting! xx Kel

  2. Samantha September 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM #

    We’ve had our kids in the Berry Patch and overall have been very happy with our experience….until now. Unfortunately they seem to have outgrown their space and made a decision, (without informing parents) that some of the kids will be in “closet” rooms in the back of the church, with no windows, not with the other classrooms and children, no natural light and brand new teachers. When we expressed this concern, it was met with a “yeah, we knew it would be a big concern for parents, but it is what it is, and we’ll try to get them some time in the main classrooms to compensate.” Had we known this going in, we would have been much more prescriptive in requesting teachers and rooms, but given this was a new change, we had no idea we needed to be and trusted they would have the same experience as previous classes. Lesson learned – if you are going to put your kids there, make sure you micromanage them and request the teachers and space, otherwise you’ll be at a disadvantage.

    • mommyapolis September 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM #

      I am sorry to hear this. We never did send our boys there, but sent them to Funshine preschool in EP instead and LOVED it..

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