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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.

Registration & Tuition 

Families must complete the pre-registration form below to begin the registration process. Once complete, an Early Childhood representative will contact you to confirm registration and process your payment. 

Montessori Pre-registration Form Click Here

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).

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 Paperwork: 

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, instructions for completing the forms and how to turn them in. 

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.