Friends Preschool & Kindergarten

Friends is a state licensed program for children ages 21/2 to 6.
We are a blend of Montessori Philosophy and traditional early childhood development.
Our staff of 9 provide a quality program that enables each child to blossom at his/her own rate.
Classes are offered each day for all age groups. The scheduling of classes is based upon parental/child needs and our availablility.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1997
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students74 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Friends Preschool & Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • The foundational principle of Friends is to share our faith in God (our creator), His Word, His Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit with the children and families we have  serve. Furthermore, it is our responsibility to provide an environment that fosters spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth through Biblical materials, literature, language development, math concepts, art, music, drama, and physical activities.Our program incorporates the Montessori philosophy with a Christian base. We observe the child to determine his/her interests and needs. We utilize the introduction of practical life, sensorial, language and math materials/activities to promote socialization and learning.   We also, strive to assist each child in gaining the skills needed to become independent and creative. Our goal is to move our students to the next level of learning.We Provide:   Parent/Tot classes, Pre-school, Pre-Kindergarten, Young-five's full or day sessions,   Kindergarten classes are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with full days.  We have half days that begin at 9:00 am and end at 11:30 am or begin at 12:30 pm and end at  3:00 pm.  Our full day program runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. We allow for a lunch option for any half day students that extends their day by 1 hours for an extra $5.00.We are state licensed and abide by all of Michigan`s Department of Human Service rules. All staff members are licensed, have first aid training and CPR training. During the school year all staff members participate in ongoing educational workshops and opportunities.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Friends Preschool & Kindergarten is West Highland Christian Academy (4.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school and preschool is Marietta Montessori Academy (1.1 miles away)
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