Northstar Montessori

Northstar Montessori Preschool, under the direction of Tami Elliott, have been providing quality care for children in the Saline area since 1994.
Conveniently located on Ann Arbor-Saline Road, we provide a safe, loving, home-like environment for children to learn and grow, using the Montessori method.
At Northstar Montessori, we believe young children learn by doing.
They acquire knowledge about their world through playful interaction with objects and people.
Children are motivated to learn by their own desire to make sense of their world.
We are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program with the help of trained teachers, using a variety of materials and equipment.
We engage children in an environment that is child-initiated, child-directed, and teacher supported.  Best of all, we have lots of fun.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students159 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Northstar Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size10 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Northstar Montessori and Scribbles and Giggles Daycare, under the direction of Tami Elliott, have been providing quality care for children in the Saline area for over 11 years.
  • Conveniently located on Ann Arbor-Saline Road, we provide a safe, loving, home-like environment for children to learn and grow, using the Montessori method.
  • At Northstar Montessori, we believe young children learn by doing.
  • They acquire knowledge about their world through playful interaction with objects and people.
  • Children are motivated to learn by their own desire to make sense of their world.
  • We are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program with the help of trained teachers, using a variety of materials and equipment.
  • We engage children in an environment that is child-initiated, child-directed, and teacher supported.
  • Best of all, we have lots of fun.

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