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​North Star Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten

Click below to learn more about Montessori education.​​

Our classrooms are specifically designed to meet the child's developmental and educational needs over a period of three years. Children stay engaged and eager to learn as they progress through our curriculum at their own pace.

North Star students have many opportunities to be decision makers and problem solvers as they learn to move independently throughout the classroom. With hands-on Montessori activities in Math, Science, Reading, Writing, Spanish, World Culture & Geography, Art, Music, and Peace Education, North Star students become active participants in their own education as they pursue their own interests. 

Our classrooms are cozy with plenty of natural light, plants, and intimate work spaces, creating a comfortable & happy learning environment for your child.

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North Star Montessori provides consistency in learning during your child's first, and arguably most important, plane of development from 3-6 years old. Your child will progress with the same teacher and classmates over three years as they develop their sense of self and personality. North Star Montessori teachers work in small groups giving individual attention to your child as they work at their own pace, nurturing and encouraging their natural desire to learn. ​​

Our Classrooms

"Our mission is to provide an authentic Montessori experience which nurtures the whole child and their development."

-Barb Barnes, Director NSM


North Star Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten is located on two acres, offering woodland trails to explore, and a natural play space where  children can run, imagine, and discover. We are a small private school where your child can grow and make friendships in a community of learners. 


​We have two classrooms that are well equipped with the finest Montessori materials. Our curriculum is designed to meet the educational needs of children 2 years 9 months - 6 years old.  Our teachers hold Montessori Credentials as well as Michigan teaching degrees and years of experience! 


North Star Montessori opened in 2003, and has been proudly bringing excellence in Montessori education to our Jackson community for over 16 years.​​

Throughout the year we invite a variety of guests into our classroom. 

Parents love to share their special talents, interests, jobs, and travel experiences with the kids. Parents and grandparents often volunteer their time to help celebrate holidays and read to our North Star Montessori students.


In addition, we invite community members such as firefighters and dental hygienists to teach us about health and fire safety. During our 16+ years, North Star Montessori has welcomed authors, magicians, zoo keepers and musicians to our classrooms to inspire our students. 


To find out more about the different events that take place during the year visit our calendar page, or visit North Star Montessori's Facebook page.


North Star Montessori students ​are a community of learners that enjoy collaboration, independence, and order. The design of our classrooms facilitates the student's natural desire to learn, as the furniture and hands-on materials are scaled for children. Our shelves are carefully prepared with the finest Montessori materials, allowing students to experience the order and beauty of each Montessori lesson. 


​​​Why Choose North Star Montessori?