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Montessori Programs 2020-2021 School Year


With so much uncertainty going into the upcoming school year about what school will look like, we have come to the difficult decision to not offer our Montessori Preschool at this time.  We feel that with the expected social distancing guidelines and blend of face-to-face and remote instruction we can not provide a developmentally appropriate curriculum up to our standards.  

We chose to make this decision at this time to ensure that parents have time to look at other options for their child. However, we are planning on reevaluating in September, once we have a clearer picture, and then again in January.  At this time it is anticipated that Union Street will have 5 day/week openings for Preschool age children, if that meets your families needs.  If you have questions about that program please contact Kim Flitton at 517-663-2824.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Eaton Rapids Public Montessori embraces the philosophy and methods that Italian educator Maria Montessori developed in 1887. Through her studies, she discovered that many children learn better working at their own pace within a nurturing, stimulating environment.


At Eaton Rapids Public Schools, our multi-grade classrooms encourage kids to share, explore, socialize and learn according to their own developmental needs.  We engage with children at every step of the way and provide them with the guidance and attention they need to meet their grade-appropriate expectations.


We currently offer Montessori programs from preschool to fifth-grade where our certified Montessori teachers will offer your child a well-rounded education that puts her on the path of academic and personal success.


Preschool and Kindergarten

Our three preschool, Kindergarten, and developmental kindergarten classrooms are located at Lockwood elementary.  


First-Grade - Third-Grades

We have three first through third-grade classrooms at Lockwood elementary.


Fourth and Fifth-Grades

Our two fourth and fifth-grade classrooms are at Greyhound Intermediate School.



If your child has been newly accepted into the Montessori Pre-School program, please fill out this enrollment packet:

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We would love to talk with you about our Montessori program.



Montessori at Lockwood

Jason Zeller, Program Director and Principal at Lockwood Elementary
Keri Benjamin, PreK-K Teacher
Sallie Guy, PreK-K Teacher
Karie Hein, Prek-K Teacher
Ed Jewett, 1-3 Teacher
Pam Mead, 1-3 Teacher
Jess Rasmussen, 1-3 Teacher


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Montessori at Greyhound Intermediate School

Jason Brant, Program Director and Principal at GIS
Pam Babbitt, 4-5 Teacher
Amanda Bahmer 4-5 Teacher