Who We Are

With campuses in both Kalamazoo and Richland, The Montessori School serves Southwest Michigan with high quality, comprehensive education that fosters a love of learning and addresses the whole child academically, emotionally, and socially.

Academic Programs

At The Montessori School, we have three levels of academic programs for your child: Primary, Extended Day, and Elementary. We encourage you to come observe our dynamic classrooms, meet with a teacher, or talk with a current Montessori parent.

What is Montessori?

The Montessori education philosophy is based on the research of Dr. Maria Montessori – an Italian physician and educator. At its heart, the Montessori method emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and a respect for the child.

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A wonderful testimonial to the lasting difference a Montessori education (and The Montessori School) can make! Thank you, Judy Hill, for the wonderful influence you have had on hundreds of children and families.

TMS Alumni Kate Moleski Love wrote:

"As I approach my birthday next week...I will be turning 39, I reflect on the people who changed my life. Judy Hill was my preschool teacher. She was so young herself, but instilled in me a love of learning that stayed with me my entire life. When I have been asked who were the most influential people in my life, I get looks of surprise when I name my Montessori pre-school teacher. I remember every second with her, and I have saved projects I worked on in her class. She made a difference and continues to do so"
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Upcoming Events

Oct 3 all-day
Mini Montessori – Richland Campus
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Elementary Pizza Day
Oct 10 all-day
Recorder Ensemble
Oct 10 @ 3:15 pm – 3:45 pm
5th Annual Oktoberfest, Kalamazoo
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm