U.S. Dept. of Education National Blue Ribbon School

Congratulations to Okemos Public Montessori at Central for

being named a "2016 National Blue Ribbon School" by the U.S.

Department of Education!!

A Tradition of Quality
Okemos Public Schools have an extraordinary track record for high quality education. The Okemos Public Montessori classrooms, while differing in method than a traditional classroom, are no different in their goal for excellence in education.

Welcome to Okemos Public Montessori @ Central! 

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"We do not believe in the educative power of words and commands alone, but seek cautiously, and almost without the child's knowing it, to guide his natural activity."
- Dr. Maria Montessori

2017-18 Application Information


In-district - The online application portal opens March 3rd at 4pm & closes on Friday, March 17th at 4pm.  Notification letters will be mailed by March 31st and your confirmation of attendance, if applicable,  is due April 7th. 

Schools of Choice - The OPM Schools of Choice form must be completed and returned with proper documentation between March 3rd at 4pm & no later than March 17th at 4pm. The form will be available online at this time. You will receive a notification if you have been accepted or not by March 30th.  If accepted, an enrollment application must be completed & returned with proper documentation by April 7th. Additional information and instructions will be included in the notification letter. 

*Indistrict applicants are defined as such when Okemos Public School  proof of residency is submitted at time of application only - during the March 3rd to March 17th period. All others must apply as Schools of Choice.

 2017-18  Information Tour Schedule:

Due to the many  requests & limited openings the following dates are set aside for school informational tours with Mrs. Hallman:

January 25, February 1, 8,15,22, March 1,8 (Note: Tours will not occur on snow days)

Parent Information tours are on Wednesdays & begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Mrs. Hallman will walk you through the school building and answer  your questions about our Montessori program and registration process at this time.  You will see students and staff at work.  The tour lasts between 1 hour & 11/2 hours.  No registration is required to attend!    

OR attend an Information evening -


  • February 23, 2017 - Kindergarten through 4th grade.  A teacher from 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th grades will be present, classrooms are open for viewing and the registration process for grades K - 4th grade will be explained.  Begins promptly at 6pm in the library.  No registration required!

3 & 4 yr old PPK ENROLLMENT INFORMATION for 2017-18
  • February 15, 2017 - PPK information night.  Begins promptly at 6pm in the library.  A teacher from our PPK program will be present, a classroom will be open to view and the registration process will be discussed.  No registration required to attend. 
  • Applications will be available on February 1st.
  • All questions regarding enrollment, tuition, etc in the 3 and 4 yr old PPK half day morning program can be answered by contacting kim.burchman@okemosk12.net or 706-5023.   Please click here for FAQ.

The Begindergarten enrollment period has closefor the 2016-17 school year.  Kindly contact your "home" school for Kindergarten registration, if interested. For more information on your home school please click here.  


 Join us on Wednesday, May 3rd,  at 6pm - 7pm in the library for more information on our Begindergarten program.  Meet our staff and learn about the application and enrollment process.

Click here for more information on the Begindergarten classroom.

Schools of Choice students must apply during the June 2017 timeframe.

Please click this link for more details on Schools of Choice Information.