By Barbara Barnes

NSM Founder & Director

Cultivate Kindness in the Classroom

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Quick Facts about North Star Montessori

North Star’s high quality preschool & Kindergarten has provided authentic Montessori education to Jackson families for over 17 years since 2003. Educators at NSM hold Montessori Credentials for children 3-6 years old from accredited schools as well as teacher certifications through the state of Michigan.

What's Next?

Are you looking for a small, private school that offers multiage classrooms, individualized learning opportunities, a Spanish Language program, a focus in World Culture and Geography, hands-on Science, an outdoor natural play yard with lots of green space, butterfly gardens, and nature trails, Music, Art and more? North Star Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten offers all of this at a price point that you can’t afford to miss.

​North Star Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten

North Star is passionate about Montessori education and welcome you to check out their classrooms and meet the teachers at their Open House which will be held Thursday, March 19th from 6-7pm at 4100 Clinton Rd. Jackson, MI. Special promotions will be available to families who sign-up that night. If you are unable to attend and would like to schedule your own private tour visit NSM’s website to schedule today!

​​Phone: (517) 787-3026 | Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Join us at North Star Montessori's Open House 3/17

  • Founded by Barbara Barnes in 2003.

  • Full Member of AMS; The American Montessori Society

    • AMS: an organization that sets the highest standards for Montessori Schools to ensure that Montessori programs are authentic.

    • North Star Montessori is among the 35% of schools, out of 4000 worldwide, that have achieved this marker of success and level of affiliation. 

  • Certified Montessori Teachers

  • Great Start Quality Rated

  • Open year round Monday-Friday from 7am-5:30pm.

  • Offers 3-day & 5-day programs

    • Ages 2 years 9 months - 6 years old during the School Year

  • Offers Summer Fun Classes & Childcare 

    • Ages 3-6 (Preschool & K.) & 6-12 (Elementary)

  • Spanish Language Program​ (Directress is fluent in Spanish)

  • Lots of green space including a large play yard, butterfly garden, and woodland trails