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Montessori Program

Montessori Nursery & Preschool

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Montessori is an alternative program offered for preschool and Kindergarten age children. The curriculum is a blend of the Montessori philosophy and the UCS Learning Standards. Maria Montessori’s timeless philosophy guides children’s learning in a nurturing environment. Children learn by manipulating materials, which develop meaningful practical skills and academic knowledge.  Creativity, respect, reasonable behavior, self-discipline, and self-motivation are encouraged. Classes are multi-age. It is important to note that participation in this program does not guarantee future placement at Messmore Elementary School.

March 16:  Montessori pre-registration begins for in-district families

March 23:  Pre-registration begins for our-of-district families

Montessori Pre-registration Form Click Here

Age Requirements:

For the 2021-22 school year:
Nursery - 3 years on or before September 1, 2021 
(or December 1 with waiver)
Preschool - 4 years on or before September 1, 2021 
(or December 1 with waiver) 
Children must be independently toilet trained without pull-ups or diapers.


Five mornings or afternoons per week, three hour sessions.

Registration & Tuition 

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year will begin March 16, 2021 for in-district residents (March 23, 2021 for out of district families).  Families must complete the pre-registration form to begin the registration process.  A link to the form will be made available at that time.   

Registration fee is $105.  Tuition is $395 a month.  The last month is due at registration and the first month is due before September 15th.   The remaining 7 payments are due by the 15th of the month, October - April. Tuition must be paid to date throughout the school year. There is no charge for Kindergarten students.

(Late fee - $25, Credit Card declines - $5) 

The following information will be required during registration: 

  • Child's name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover)
  • E-mail address

Enrollment contingent upon proof of residence (driver's license and current tax bill or lease agreement).

Required paperwork will be available for download here starting in August.  Registered families will receive a reminder email letting them know when paperwork is available for download.

Contact Us:
Phone: (586) 797-4660     

Early Childhood Payments Phone: (586) 797-6983 


All program locations and times are subject to change.

Messmore Elementary School
8742 Dill Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Beacon Tree Elementary School
55885 Schoenherr Rd.  Shelby Township, MI 48315


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It's easy, convenient and free to use.  To request an online registration code just give us a call or send us a message.  To register for automatic payments, please download a copy of and complete this form and return directly to the Early Childhood office via email, fax, mail or drop off in person.