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"The only way to change the world is through education."

~ Maria Montessori
The Montessori Mission

​Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy nurtures the whole child in a Montessori prepared environment based on respect, individuality, a love of learning, and freedom with responsibility.

The Montessori Philosophy

Developmentally-based, multi-year curriculum
Educates the whole child
Child-centered approach, self-paced and directed
Multi-age communities

Collaborative work through:

  • role modeling

  • incidental learning

  • leadership

  • self-esteem/leading others

  • sense of purpose

  • goal orientation


Non-competitive, process oriented learning
Practices freedom with responsibility
Didactic (self-correcting) materials guiding the child from concrete to abstract
Montessori certified staff