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All of NMC's programs embody the Montessori spirit. The foundation-building preschool classrooms focus on material-facilitated discovery, while the lower elementary program introduces more conceptual content and prepares children to tackle more abstract concepts later in the learning process. The last step in Northville Montessori's education, Upper Elementary provides students with immersive, interdependent units of study that culminate in meaningful projects and events, allowing knowledge gained to come alive for the student in a truly unique way. Our program allows our students to reach their innate potential and emerge as well-rounded, well-adjusted individuals.

Northville Montessori's programs extend from preschool to 6th grade. 7th and 8th grade students are accepted on a case-by-case basis, depending on class sizes each year. We have four classrooms: Preschool (2 classrooms), Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary.

Preschool

Our preschool program is designed for children between the ages of three and six.
Hours for these classes are as follows:
9:00 am - 11:30 am Preschool Morning Session
12:30 am - 3:00 pm Preschool Afternoon Session
9:00 am - 3:00 pm Preschool Full Day Session

Preschool Curriculum

The preschool curriculum includes:

  • practical life exercises
  • sensorial exercises
  • mathematics
  • language
  • physical geography
  • history
  • cultural awareness program
  • cooking and nutrition
  • arts and crafts
  • music and creative movement
  • science and nature
  • foreign language

Elementary

The elementary program is divided into Lower Elementary, from 1st through 3rd grade, and Upper Elemetary, from 4th through 8th grade. Both classrooms run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily.

Elementary Curriculum

The elementary curriculum includes:

  • language
  • foreign language
  • mathematics
  • geometry
  • social studies and science
  • human relations (and ties to history and geography)
  • arts and crafts
  • music
  • speech and drama
  • physical education

Other elements that are introduced starting in elementary are:

  • homework
  • testing
  • extracurricular activities

Extended Hours

In order to accomodate parents' schedules, extended hours care is offered at an additional charge.
Extended Hours schedule: 7:00 am - 9:00 am Morning extended hours
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Afternoon extended hours

Summer Camp

NMC features a summer program between the months of June and August. Our summer camp is designed to "follow the child" and facilitate exploration. For the younger children, every day living materials from the preschool curriculum are provided, as well as books, art materials, and science experiments for all ages. Childen spend a good deal of time outside enjoying and enriching themselves.