Our Campus

Meadow Montessori is located on a beautiful 8 acre campus in Monroe, Michigan. The school has three buildings: an early childhood center, an elementary/secondary building, and a high school building. The grounds are home to organic vegetable beds, a hoop house, a wood shop, extensive flowerbeds, a meadow, and a display garden of specimens indigenous to Southeastern Michigan. A flock of chickens live in our “barnyard.” The school has been recognized by national organizations for its efforts at protecting indigenous habitats. The school also has a regulation soccer field.

The school utilizes a 110-acre farm within walking distance for the middle school Farm Program, summer programs, and other outdoor experiences. Our high school students are dually enrolled in Monroe County Community College classes. We use the Meyer Theater for many of our musical performances, including our annual opera.

Student Working

Academic Success

MMS students do exceptionally well inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout the year, we focus on the four qualities that a Montessori-educated person should possess: concentration, self-discipline, love of learning, and social ability. We believe that these are the qualities that are necessary for a successful and satisfying life.  Our students (elementary — middle school) take the Iowa Standardized Test each spring. Additionally, qualifying students participate in the Midwest Talent Search Explore Test (grades 5 — 6) and ACT (grades 7 — 8). Our high school students take the ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams.

Although we are proud of the test results of our students, we hasten  to add that this test reflects only one small facet of  a successful student. Test scores are
only part of the picture. We are happy to share the results of these tests upon request.

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Student Working

Academic Success

MMS students do exceptionally well inside and outside of the classroom. Throughout the year, we focus on the four qualities that a Montessori-educated person should possess: concentration, self-discipline, love of learning, and social ability. We believe that these are the qualities that are necessary for a successful and satisfying life.  Our students (elementary — middle school) take the Iowa Standardized Test each spring. Additionally, qualifying students participate in the Midwest Talent Search Explore Test (grades 5 — 6) and ACT (grades 7 — 8). Our high school students take the ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement exams.

Although we are proud of the test results of our students, we hasten  to add that this test reflects only one small facet of  a successful student. Test scores are
only part of the picture. We are happy to share the results of these tests upon request.

admissions process

Some of Meadow Montessori’s Unique Experiences

Opera

Each year, Meadow Montessori produces a school-wide musical incorporating each student at MMS, from preschool through high school. This year’s performance, Honk! Jr., takes place Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the Meyer Theater at Monroe County Community College.

Celebration of the Arts

Each May, our school community comes together to celebrate the arts — all of them: musical, visual, literary, and scholarly. We celebrate our young people’s achievements with music and awards. The evening is a highlight of our year, as we listen attentively to the graduating third-year middle school students (9th graders) mark their passage into high school.

Auction

The Annual Auction is the most important fundraising event of the year for our school.  Families, friends, and community supporters come together to do two things: raise significant funds for the school and have a great time. This year, to adapt to the times and to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and supporters, we will make the transition to an online event!  We will celebrate Until We Meet Again! beginning Friday January 29, 2021 with the opening of the silent auction categories, and the auction will end on Friday, February 5, 2021 with a 24-hour bonanza of the items normally offered by the auctioneer in our live auction. We welcome your donations, sponsorships, and contributions to our auction and we are happy to offer local, contactless curbside or porch pick-up of your donations, as well as local, contactless curbside or porch drop-off of your winnings! Please contact Tiffany Mason at 734-241-9496 or tmason@meadowmontessori.org to arrange a pick-up, or for more information on ways you can support Meadow Montessori School.

Camp Invention

We are delighted to offer Camp Invention for a third year here at MMS! All of the Camp Invention activities are created by the United States Patent and Trademarks Office and National Inventors Hall of Fame. To learn more about the week’s projects and schedule, Click Here.

Complete and return the Camp Invention Registration Form.

Sustainability

  • We use recyclable or washable (reusable) items (dishes, towels, napkins) whenever possible. Each classroom has recycling bin.

  • We provide a recycling center for our entire community.

  • We have several compost piles for weeds and food scraps.

  • We grow many of our own vegetables in organic garden beds.

  • We maintain a greenhouse in order to grow vegetables throughout the winter.

  • We raise chickens and enjoy their eggs at breakfast and snack.

  • We use environmentally sensitive cleaning supplies.

  • We have rain barrels to capture rain water for use in our garden beds.

  • We created and maintain a campus Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

  • We started and organically maintain honeybee hives on our campus.

Sustainability

  • We use recyclable or washable (reusable) items (dishes, towels, napkins) whenever possible. Each classroom has recycling bin.

  • We provide a recycling center for our entire community.

  • We have several compost piles for weeds and food scraps.

  • We grow many of our own vegetables in organic garden beds.

  • We maintain a greenhouse in order to grow vegetables throughout the winter.

  • We raise chickens and enjoy their eggs at breakfast and snack.

  • We use environmentally sensitive cleaning supplies.

  • We use environmentally sensitive cleaning supplies.

  • We have rain barrels to capture rain water for use in our garden beds.

  • We created and maintain a campus Monarch Butterfly Waystation.

  • We started and organically maintain honeybee hives on our campus.

MMS has been honored for its environmental efforts:

The State of Michigan has designated MMS as a Michigan Green School each year since 2010, earning the highest designation of Evergreen School since 2013.

The Science Alliance for Valuing the Environment (S.A.V.E.) at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio named MMS the Eco School of the year in 2010.

S.A.V.E honored Rob Peven, director of our Farm Program, the Eco Teacher of the Year in 2012.

The Farm Bureau of Michigan named Catharine Calder, Head of School and teacher, the Michigan Educator of the Year in 2008.

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Looking for full-time, in-person learning for your student? Meadow Montessori returned to full-time, in-person instruction on September 8, 2020. Stringent protocols are in place to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.