Message from Head of School: Sherria VanSparrentak
For 50 years, all who have come through our environment and space cannot help but comment on the unique and special place we have here at The Montessori School. From families to contractors, visitors to delivery services, the comments are so positive. Upon first entering into our environment you will observe peaceful interactions and gentle guidance of one another. You will witness students deeply engaging with one another and with staff. The Montessori Philosophy is evident as you wander about our campus and take in the beautiful atmosphere.
Our mission at The Montessori School is to inspire children to love learning, create, and make the world a better place. On a daily basis, the children demonstrate critical thinking, perseverance, collaboration, innovation, cultural competency, leadership, and real life problem solving. They gain not only a strong academic foundation, but also develop socially, emotionally, and ethically, all of which enable them to take on life’s challenges with confidence.
The various programs we offer are based in the Montessori philosophy. They are led by highly trained and experienced lead guides who are confident, gentle, and nurturing to our students and their social, emotional, academic, and personal growth. There are several classroom assistants in each class as well to help offer guidance, foster growth, and assist students on a daily basis. While the words “child centered” are commonplace in school mission statements, at The Montessori School this foundational element is grounded in historical roots of more than 100 years of Montessori tradition that today is being recognized as a model for educational success.
Since 1972, The Montessori School has been committed to providing all the right elements for an excellent learning environment: talented, nurturing, and well-trained teachers, carefully prepared environments with beautiful materials for exploration and hands-on learning, and a vibrant community of families, students, staff, and community members. We are proud of the culture and inclusive environment that we have worked so hard to create on behalf of our entire community. We welcome families and students from all walks of life and embrace and affirm their identities and backgrounds.
The Montessori School is a special place and I fell in love the moment I became a part of this rich and inviting community. I cannot wait for the opportunity for us to continue to grow while meeting the needs of families within our community. Give us a call, schedule a tour, view our primary virtual tour, follow us on social media, and take the leap to join The Montessori School. I know you will find peace here!
Head of School
The Montessori School
Administrative Office & Elementary Building
710 Howard St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
750 Howard St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Phone: (269) 349-3248
Fax: (269) 349-1480