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

Thank you for considering Okemos Public Montessori @ Central for your child.  As we look at space available for the 2017-18 school year we anticipate having only a limited number of seats available at each grade level.  While we love sharing our school with you, this may influence your decision regarding whether to attend one of our information nights or day tours.  The numbers below are base on returning students as well as incoming siblings, who have first priority. 

 3 yr olds 0-1
 4 yr. olds 1-3
 Kindergarten 18-22
 1st grade 0-2
 2nd grade 0-1
 3rd grade 2-3
 4th grade3-4

2017-18 Application Information


In-district AND  Schools of Choice - The OPM paperwork must be completed and returned with proper documentation between March 3rd at 4pm & no later than March 17th at 4pm. The paperwork will be available on our school website at this time. You will receive a notification if you have been accepted or not by March 30th.  If accepted, an online 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.  

Please click here for Enrollment forms                      updated 1/16/17


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

Due to the many requests and limited openings the above dates are set aside for school informational tours with Mrs. Hallman.  The 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!    

INFORMATION NIGHT  6PM TO 7PM - Kindergarten through 4th grade

  • February 23, 2017 -  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!

  • 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. 
Application link for PPK please click here.   Please  contact  kim.burchman@okemosk12.net or 706-5023 with all questions regarding enrollment, tuition, etc in the 3 & 4 yr old PPK half day morning. 


 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.

Enrollment applications will be accepted for indistrict residents beginning May 4th through May 11th at 4pm.

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

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

(located on the Okemos Public Schools homepage under "Announcements".)