Petoskey Montessori
Children's House And
Elementary School

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

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Petoskey Montessori Elementary School's classroom allows children to respond to lessons eagerly when they are able to see and explore connections between everything they are actively learning. Their engagement is reflective of how the world, in general, operates. The best thinkers - CEOs, artists, activists, peace-brokers - are all good at what they do because they see how things are interconnected and interdependent. By seeing the whole, children are better able to understand their role, how they fit in and what their contribution can be.

Our objective is to provide a carefully planned, simulated environment which will help our children develop within themselves the fundamental habits, attitudes, skills, and ideas which are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Beginning the day with a welcome handshake on arrival, children learn traditional values such as grace, courtesy, and respect for others along with strong academic principles.

Our classrooms are designed around the developmental aspect of self-teaching activities presented with specific instruction, and, at times, elaborate ceremony. It is a privilege, both for the child and the adult, to be able to work with such time-tested materials offering key learning experiences for each child.

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

Elementary Enrollment Forms

The following forms and documents are required to apply for admission into the elementary program:

1) Petoskey Public Schools Enrollment Form for Kindergarten or Enrollment Form for grades 1 through 5 

2) Petoskey Montessori Elementary School Application form (please find link below)

3) Copy of Birth Certificate

4) Two proofs of residency (current utility bill, property tax statement, lease agreement) - must show name and physical address

5) Health Appraisal Form and Immunization records

6) Photo Authorization Form (please find link below)

7) Volunteer Commitment Form (please find link below)

8) Custody Agreement, if applicable

9) If you do not reside in the Petoskey School District, a School of Choice Application form must also be completed.

10) 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)

Application Form

Photo Authorization Form

Volunteer Commitment Agreement

Before and After Care Contract

Before and After Care Monthly Rates

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

*Effective September 2022

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