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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Northstar Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
159 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Northstar Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
10 students
List of Courses Offered

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / 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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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