This fall, DPSCD will introduce additional public, tuition-free Montessori programs. To offer families an opportunity to learn more, DPSCD and MetroParent are co-sponsoring an event at the Detroit Children’s Museum on May 25 from 5-7 p.m.

Event Topic: “Do you want to learn about raising a Montessori Child who is independent, caring, and peaceful?”


  • Meet Montessori Expert and Consultant Christine Lowry, Montessori Now
  • Talk to Montessori-certified teachers and see lesson demonstrations!
  • Learn tips to integrate Montessori principles at home!

The first 50 guests to RSVP and attend the event will receive two free passes to the Michigan Science Center and receive MetroParent gift bags, while supplies last!

Registration for Montessori Event on May 25

About Montessori

The Montessori approach to education is a highly-regarded teaching and learning philosophy that emphasizes independence and respect for the whole child.

“The introduction of Detroit Public Montessori is part of a movement nationally to move Montessori options into the public sector,” says Steven Wasko, DPS’ Executive Director of Enrollment, who points out that Montessori schools are usually tuition-based.

Detroit Public Montessori will reside inside six DPSCD schools:

The program will provide the structure and space for a student-centered, hands-on learning approach facilitated by Montessori-certified instructors.

One of the many hallmarks of the Montessori approach is a multi-age learning environment.

“Our goal is eventually to extend the Montessori program at least through fifth grade,” Wasko notes.

Families interested in enrolling their child in the Detroit Public Montessori will first need to take a tour at one of the program’s facilities and then complete an application.

For enrollment information, go to: Montessori Enrollment Information