Our Different Programs

North Star Montessori Academy Programs
  • North Star Montessori Academy is a public school chartered by Northern Michigan University, serving grades Pre-K - 12 and is tuition free.
  • Primary Classrooms
    • 3-6 year olds working together.
    • preschool students absorb social and academic skills working alongside older students.
    • Language, Sensorial, and Science/Culture room.
    • Math, Geometry, Practical life room.
    • Students have a homeroom teacher and switch classrooms every other day.
    • Pre-K has an afternoon rest time while Kindergarten works on kindergarten specific lessons and activities.
    • All students attend art, music, library, German, and gym weekly.
    • Kindergarten students have required daily goals.
  • Lower Elementary Classrooms
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade.
    • Language, Math, and Culture Rooms.
    • Students create weekly goals and use work plans.
    • Students learn time management.
    • All students attend art, music, library, German, and gym weekly.
    • Students have one homeroom teacher and are able to work on goals in all three rooms daily.
    • Work Cycle is 2.5 hours.
    • Students participate in grade level science, social studies, and writing lessons in the afternoon.
  • Upper Elementary Classrooms
    • 9-12 year olds working together.
    • Morning work cycle is 3+ hours -- a balance of individual and collaborative work time.
    • Students are developing individual work habits while coping with social and emotional changes.
    • Two rooms: Math/Social Studies (Culture) and Language/Science.
    • Students have a homeroom teacher for Specials and whole group lessons.
    • All students attend art, music, library, German, and gym weekly.
    • All students have a work plan with required daily/weekly goals and choice areas.