Petoskey Montessori
Children's House And
Elementary School

About Us


PMCH/PMES provides childcare for infants and toddlers, preschool for ages 3 to 6, childcare and extended day (KD), as well as an elementary classroom (grades K to 5) that is considered part of the Petoskey Public Schools.

We welcome visitors interested in enrolling their children in the school. Observations and the opportunity to meet with the classroom guides can easily be arranged. To arrange a visit, please contact us.

The Petoskey Montessori Children's House Board of Trustees meets on the third Tuesday of each month, meetings are open to the public and minutes are available upon request.

There is ... in every child a painstaking teacher, so skillful that he obtains identical results in all children in all parts of the world. The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!"
- Dr. Maria Montessori

Our Mission . . . .

Petoskey Montessori Children's House and and Elementary School (PMCH/PMES) is committed to the learning philosophy founded by Maria Montessori.  Our aim is to provide thoughtful guidance in a carefully prepared environment so that our children may develop concentration, a sense of order, sociability, self-discipline, and a love of work.  The Montessori Infant & Toddler, Pre-School, and Elementary  environments serve as an aid to the development of our children as happy, independent, responsible, and loving individuals.

PMCH/PMES welcomes students of any race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin.


Petoskey Montessori · 1560 E. Mitchell Street · Petoskey, MI 49770 · Tel: (231) 348-2190 · Fax: (231) 201-5201 · Contact Us