It is necessary for the teacher to guide the child without letting him feel her presence too much, so that she may always be ready to supply the desired help, but may never be the obstacle
between the child and his experience."

- Dr. Maria Montessori

Additional information:

American Montessori Academy is a tuition-free public school academy for students from preschool through eighth grade. All Michigan residents are eligible to apply to attend the school.

Bay Mills Community College is the charter authorizer for American Montessori Academy.

Mission & Vision

American Montessori Academy Vision:

Students will build and cultivate a peaceful world through flexible thinking, self-confidence, collaboration, and a strong academic background.

American Montessori Academy Mission:

At AMA we...

  • Provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum
  • Employ Montessori concrete to abstract approach
  • Prepare an environment that promotes a child's natural ability to become a self-directed learner
  • Build strong teacher-child and teacher-parent relationships by utilizing a multi-age approach
  • Educate our children in resolving conflicts in peaceful ways
  • Integrate peace education in daily school events
  • Create unique learning paths for each student
  • Offer time and space to learn concepts, practice them, and apply their new knowledge through project-based learning
  • Utilize small group and individualized instruction
  • Develop independent flexible thinkers who are capable of solving complex problems.