“The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore, it is then that the greatest care should be taken.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Each year we accept between 10 and 15 new students. We currently have a multi-age classroom of 25 children (ages 3-6) and strive for a balance between ages and genders. We give admission preference to three year old children who benefit from being in a Montessori environment for three years. Families should begin by contacting Ann Arbor Children’s House to arrange a visit. Visits generally begin in December for the following school year. This visit is for parents and the prospective student and generally last about 30 minutes between 9:30 and 10:30 in the morning. At the point when a mutual decision is agreed upon regarding enrollment, an application form will be offered. In addition to the application, a deposit of $250.00 is required to reserve your child’s spot. This will be applied to the last month’s tuition.
We require a student’s immunization records at the time of application. Michigan law requires that the parent or guardian of every new student entering a public or private school must provide an immunization record that documents the child has received all of the required immunizations or at least one does of each required immunization and is not yet due for the next dose. If a non-medical waiver is desired, the parent or guardian must make an appointment at the Washtenaw County Public Health Department to receive science-based vaccine education and a certified waiver.
Tuition rates are subject to change.
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
All children in our school attend the morning program. Hours spent here provide the foundation for a full Montessori education.
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p. m.
Same as the morning program with lunch option included at a discounted rate for the year.
Extended Day Programs
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30
The child who stays all day has reached a level of maturity requiring a longer amount of time interacting with the environment. The rich afternoon explorations are the culmination of their morning experiences, allowing us to reinforce their reading and math skills in preparation for further academic work. Extended days provide greater opportunities for socialization with peers. We teach Spanish, Music, and Art in the afternoons. Children bring lunch from home and eat with peers and teachers. Five-year-olds in this extended day program are usually considered to be in their Kindergarten year.
Tuesday and Thursday, 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$38/day (Available only in conjunction with the Morning Program.)
Children staying for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are beginning the process of transitioning to full days, five days a week. They are ready for further exploration of the materials and no longer need an afternoon nap. We teach Spanish and Music on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Children bring lunch from home and eat with peers and teachers. Enrollment in this program is at the discretion of AACH and parents. This option can be added at any time the child is ready.
12 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Children enrolled in the Morning Program can stay for lunch any day of the week, bringing lunch from home and eating with peers and teachers. Plates, silverware and glasses are provided for all. Lunch is a fun time for social interactions and lighthearted conversations between students and teachers. It is also a continuation of grace and courtesy lessons as children learn to use silverware, eat and talk with care. After lunch, children wash their dishes and clean their place at the table.
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Ann Arbor Children’s House is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all children and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, height or weight.