About The Montessori School

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. Learn more about The Montessori School.

Academic Programs at tThe Montessori School

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?

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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2016 Kzoo Baby & Family Expo

February 7, 2016, 11:00am - February 7, 2016, 4:00pm

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center

Resources, connections and family fun – that’s what you’ll find at the Kzoo Baby & Family Expo! And admission is free, it doesn’t get much better than that. Visit us online for details: www.kzoofamilyexpo.com Set for Sunday, Feb. 7 in downtown Kalamazoo, the Expo features more than 50 exhibitors, plus a chance to let your kids explore and play. Head on over to the Radisson Plaza Hotel from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for an afternoon filled with learning and adventure for pregnant moms and families with kids up to age 10. The expo is sponsored by Kalamazoo Country Day School, Cornerstone Christian Counseling, Birth Kalamazoo and KZOO KIDS. The first 100 families through the door at 11 a.m. get a special bag with a free pair of Baby Legs from Little Sprout Children's Boutique! In addition to exhibits, there are so many fun things to do at the expo: - Bounce House from Jungle Joe's Family Fun Center - Creative Movement and Art with Family Center for the Arts - Kiddie Obstacle Course from the Academy of Dance Arts - Dance and Apparel - Darth Vader visits noon - 2 p.m. - Face Painting with Airway Lanes Fun Center - Visit with Porter, the Kalamazoo Growlers mascot - Child ID Program from New York Life Insurance Company - Book signing by Might-E - Jordan J. Scavone - Visit with officers from the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Families can also enjoy these incredible free performances: 11:30 a.m. Small Sounds (music) 12:30 p.m. The Magic of Alan Kazam 1:30 p.m. BenJammin Educational Music with BenJammin & Analisa 2:30 p.m. Super Science of Superheroes & Super Villains presented by the Air Zoo 3:15 p.m. Princess Story Time with the Snow Queen and Frog Princess from Once Upon A Princess, LLC And prizes... Did we mention the prizes? We'll have a fantastic lineup of giveaways leading up to the expo, along with dozens of great door prizes on the day of the event. Our two grand prizes: $100 gift cards to Bookbug and Little Sprout Children's Boutique! Come check out the expo, it’s a great way to shake off your cabin fever and get connected to some wonderful Southwest Michigan resources. Whether you’re just now pregnant with your first baby or whether you have little ones who need to bounce out some energy, there’s something at the expo for YOU!

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Upcoming Events

Baby Expo
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mini Montessori
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us Mondays when school is in session for a play date for toddlers and parents alike. Our Richland campus is hosting this FREE and open-to-the-public program for our 18 months – 2 years, 9 months community: babies to toddlers, moms and dads, all are welcome! No registration is needed.

Elementary Open House
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us on a drop-in basis; siblings, nannies, parents, grandparents are all welcome. An opportunity for students to show their families activities and lessons they have had. Find out what the mysterious Pink Tower and the Binomial are all about!