Montessori

Pre-K - 3rd Grade
  • Montessori Overview

    Our montessori program emphasizes social development.
  • North Star Montessori

    Guided by the Montessori philosophy, North Star Academy gently helps children learn how to learn in a secure, prepared environment. We strive to lay a firm foundation for them to become confident, caring and successful human beings.

    • Moves learning from concrete to abstract
    • Facilitates a natural love for learning
    • Seeks to educate the whole child
    • Abstains from rewards
    • Focuses on the individual child and their potential
    • Age Group:
      3-5 Years to 3rd Grade
    • Class Size:
      20 Children
    • Pricing:
      Monthly, $560 (Pre-K Only)
      There is no tuition for K-3rd
    • Schedule:
      Monday-Friday
      8:30am - 3:40pm
    • From Concrete To Abstract

      One of the first things you will notice about the Montessori environment is how most of the materials and subject matter is moved from the concrete to the abstract. The child is able to interact with concepts and ideas rather than simply memorize facts.

    • A Natural Love For Learning

      The Montessori materials naturally bring about the inquisitive nature of the child and allows them to think of new ways to do things. They open up the child to learn for themselves. It teaches them how to discover, but doesn’t give a step-by-step direction.

    • Individual Attention

      In a Montessori environment, all students can meet their full potential and work at their own pace. They don’t have to wait for other students to catch up or feel like a failure for not understanding the project at hand. Each child learns differently and at a different pace.

    • I love the idea of following the child, it’s hard to adjust from our society that demands the child adapt to the adult’s pace- but once you begin you really see how much more the child sees, enjoys, and discovers about the world!

      Fredric Greene
    • Montessori takes the child’s education outside of the classroom.

      Patricia Morgan
    • I’ve seen Montessori affect how my child interacts with others, the freedoms he has in the home, and how it has taught him to care for himself.

      Joann Simms
    • Montessori teaches children to be active participants in their learning environment.

      Shelia Perry
  • Questions and Answers
    Montessori History

    Dr. Montessori first became interested in education while caring for mentally challenged children in a psychiatric clinic in Rome. Her innovative practices, including a combination of sensory-rich environments and hands-on experiential techniques, soon elicited positive learning behaviors from children previously left behind by society.

    Montessori continued shaping her learning model by opening “A Children’s House” in 1907 for impoverished pre-school children. Her philosophy, materials, and practices have spread around the globe and have been implemented in a variety of cultural settings. As more and more schools incorporated core elements of the Montessori model – multi-age classrooms, early childhood education, prepared environments – her namesake method became widely recognized as being ahead of its time.

    Montessori Today

    Remarkably, Maria Montessori’s visionary ideas remain viable concepts that have profoundly influenced the entire educational landscape.

    Today Dr. Montessori’s visionary ideas flourish as the cornerstone of a thriving educational practice. There are thousands of Montessori schools in the U.S. including hundreds of programs in public and charter schools. North Star Academy is proud to be one of these exceptional schools to be offering Montessori education options.

    In the 21st century, AMS celebrated its 40th anniversary. Is supports a membership of more than 9,000 members and over 900 member schools throughout the United States.

    North Star Montessori & Kindergarten

    – Quality Pre-school, DK, K Programs
    – K-12 Tuition Free
    – 285 Students On A single Campus
    – Michigan PUBLIC Charter School
    – Authorized By Northern Michigan University

    Operating on the principle of freedom within limits, North Star Academy Montessori Schools inspire children to work at their own pace, alone or with others. Our teachers encourage the growth of self-motivated, independent children by balancing active, self-directed learning with small group collaboration and peer teaching.

    Classes comprise a range of ages and abilities. Older, more experienced children take on the role of peer mentors, reinforcing their own skills and experiencing the responsibilities of leadership through helping others. Younger children, in turn, enjoy the daily stimulation of older role models, while children of all ages learn to respect each other in an atmosphere of acceptance and joy.

  • Montessori Staff

    With education and experience in early childhood care.
    • Autumn Bates
      Montessori Pre- K and K Teacher
    • Valynda Mackie
      Montessori K-2 Teacher
    • Adrian Francisco
      Montessori Pre- K and K Teacher
    • Tina McNeely
      Elementary Principal & Montessori Coordinator
    • Jodi Skewis
      Montessori Aide
    • Katherine Hargreaves
      Montessori 4-6 Teacher
    • Patricia Roti
      Montessori Aide
  • How to Enroll Your Child to a Class?