Petoskey Montessori
Children's House And
Elementary School

Elementary - Grades Kindergarten to 5 - Part of Petoskey Public Schools


Petoskey Montessori Elementary School (PMES) has been recognized by the Association Montessori International  (AMI-USA) since 1999. As a result of a Management Agreement with Public Schools of Petoskey, Kindergarten through 5th grade students are part of the public school district.

Our objective is to provide a carefully planned environment to help our children develop within themselves the fundamental habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Children learn traditional values such as grace, courtesy, and respect for others along with strong academic principles. The classroom is designed around the developmental aspect of self-teaching activities presented with specific instruction. 

The Elementary program offers a continuum built on the Primary level experience. The environment reflects a new stage of development and offers the following:

  • Integration of the arts, sciences, geography, history, and language that evokes the native imagination and abstraction of the Elementary child.
  • Presentation of the formal scientific language of zoology, botany, anthropology, geography, geology, etc., exposing the child to accurate, organized information and respecting the child’s intelligence and interests.
  • Presentation of knowledge as part of a large-scale narrative that unfolds the origins of the earth, life, human communities, and modern history, always in the context of the wholeness of life.
  • A mathematics curriculum presented with concrete materials that simultaneously reveal arithmetic, geometric, and algebraic correlations.
  • Emphasis on open-ended research and in-depth study using primary and secondary sources (no text¬books or worksheets) as well as other materials.

Guide: Russell Carpenter

Before and After Care Monthly Rates

After School -  3:00 - 5:30 pm   -   5 days per week       $220.00*

*Effective September 2022

Elementary Enrollment Forms

Prospective families are asked to complete the contact us form and request an application.  Families will receive a link through Brightwheel, our classroom management software.  Please be sure to complete the application in its entirety. In addition, the following forms and documents are required to apply for admission into the elementary program:

  • Petoskey Public Schools Enrollment Form for Kindergarten or Enrollment Form for grades 1 through 5 
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Two proofs of residency (current utility bill, property tax statement, lease agreement) - must show name and physical address
  • Health Appraisal Form and Immunization records
  • Photo Authorization Form (please find link below)
  • Volunteer Commitment Form (please find link below)
  • Custody Agreement, if applicable
  • If you do not reside in the Petoskey School District, a School of Choice Application form must also be completed.
  • If your child will need before or after school care, please fill out the Before and After Care Contract as well (please find link below)

Photo Authorization Form

Volunteer Commitment Agreement

Before and After Care Contract

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