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. 

​Our classrooms are well equipped with the finest Montessori materials and our teachers hold Montessori Credentials as well as Michigan teaching degrees and years of experience! North Star began it's first school in 2003 bringing excellence in Montessori education to our 

Jackson community for over 16 years.  

To find out more about the Montessori curriculum visit our About Montessori page. 

Special Events

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 children. 

In addition, we invite community members such as firefighters and dental hygienists to teach us about health and fire safety. We have had authors, magicians, zoo keepers and musicians come to inspire our students. To find out more about the different events that take place during the year visit our calendar page.   ​​

Our Classrooms

The design of our classrooms are well thought out and carefully prepared to stimulate your child's learning. Our well equipped classrooms highlight the order and beauty in each Montessori material children select. North Star students have lots of opportunities to be decision makers and problem solvers as they learn to move independently throughout the classroom choosing hands-on Montessori activities in Math, Science, Reading, Writing,Spanish, World Culture & Geography, Art, Music and Peace Education. becoming active participants in their own education. Our rooms are cozy with plenty of natural light, plants, and intimate work spaces.

We are a community of learners that enjoy collaboration, independence, order, and love of learning. Our curriculum is specifically designed to engage children's learning by preparing everything in the environment to meet the child's needs and development over a period of three years. We are able to provide consistency in learning as your child progresses with the same teacher and classmates following your child's natural plane of development from 3-6 years old. 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. 


About Us​​

Preschool and Kindergarten

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


                       Barb Barnes, Director NSM