The Montessori School

For over 50 years, The Montessori School has served as a non-profit, private education institution for children ages 2 to 12. We are dedicated to assisting families with the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of their children in accordance with the principles and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our highly trained, credentialed teachers nurture and cultivate each child`s curiosity while providing a strong foundation for continued academic success. TMS provides a warm, vibrant, educational home designed to foster a love of learning and help all children reach their fullest potential at their own unique pace.
We strive to educate the whole child and to inspire children to be caring, socially responsible participants in their community and world.
Our carefully prepared classrooms are staffed with Montessori-certified Lead Guides and specially trained staff.
Our multi-age classrooms allow the children to learn from one another and to be valued contributors to the classroom community.
The Montessori philosophy embraces the lessons our natural environment can provide, and we have put much care into cultivating an outdoor space that facilitates this exploration.
We strive to create a true balance between freedom, order, and responsibility in each classroom.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
127 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
The Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
25 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
View our programs below and request tuition information by emailing admissions@themontessorischool.org!www.themontessorischool.org
Summer Program Cost Notes
$350/week for Day Camp (8 am - 3 pm) and $425/week for Childcare Add-on (7:30 am - 5:30 pm)
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Courtney Harris

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Piano Lessons, Recorder Ensemble

School Notes

  • The Montessori School is located in the heart of Kalamazoo and serves Southwest Michigan with high-quality, comprehensive education that fosters a love of learning and addresses the whole child academically, emotionally, and socially. Children can begin in our classrooms at the age of two years and attend through the sixth grade. Our campus is composed of two buildings in addition to four outdoor learning environments with the bonus feature of Axtell Creek Park in our backyard!
  • Learn more about us at themontessorischool.org!
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of The Montessori School?
The acceptance rate of The Montessori School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 93%.
When is the application deadline for The Montessori School?
The application deadline for The Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 127 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Michigan is $6,930 for elementary schools and $12,459 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Michigan is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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