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


 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.

Enrollment Timeline 2016 - 17 for Kindergarten to 4th grades

Enrollment applications for In-district & Schools of Choice opens Friday, March 4 & closes Friday, March 18th promptly at 4pm.

Kindergarten - 4th grade applications, for Indistrict and Schools of Choice, can be found here.  Completed applications, along with all the supporting documents, are only accepted  March 4th through March 18th.

  • Registration is not a first come/first serve process. 
  • Therefore there is no wait list or interest list. 
  • For additional information about our school please plan on attending a Day Tour or Information Night (see dates listed below).  Our principal, Mrs. Hallman, will facilitate tours &  answer your questions at that time.  

Building tours - Wednesdays begin promptly at 9:30am in the Main Lobby. Plan on spending an hour with Mrs. Hallman as she leads you on a tour of our school and answers your questions along the way.   No registration required!

  • January 27
  • February 3,10,17 & 24
  • March 9th tentative

Parent Only Information Night - Join us in the library at 6pm for a brief Q&A followed by staff introductions and then visit Teacher classrooms until 7pm.  Childcare will be provided until 7pm in the gym.

  • Wednesday, February 24th



Information Night focusing only on the 3/4 yr old PPK programWednesday, February 17th at 6pm. Tuition rates will be available at this time.

 3 & 4 yr old  (Preprimary/Kindergarten, "PPK") & Child CareEnrollment information, including timelines, tuition & application process is provided by Okemos Community Education Childcare Registrar, Kim Burchman. Her contact information is kim.burchman@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5023. 

Frequently Asked Questions - please click here.

Early release activity sign up  - click here

Begindergarten Registration Information for 2016-17

5/4/16 at 6pm to 7pm - Information night in the library.

Mrs. Hallman, Principal, and  Ms. Jamie Horn, teacher, will do a short presentation & Q&A.  All your questions will be answered at this time. 

The application process will be explained  at this meeting.  Applications and supporting documents are be due by 4pm on May 13, 2016.  This is not a first come/first served process.  A lottery conducted if more than twenty Okemos Public School residents apply.

Enrollment forms for Begindergarten - click here