Michigan Private Schools

An Overview

Clonlara School
Clonlara School. Photo © Clonlara School

Choosing a School
As you begin your search for the right school for your child, look at as many schools as you can. Make a list of all the schools which interest you. Once you have done that, make a short list and visit the schools which seem to be the best fit.

About the Schools
Michigan offers over 677 schools which technically can be called private schools. That means they are privately funded, not funded by taxpayer dollars.

Statewide there are

  • 247 Roman Catholic schools
  • 13 Jewish schools
  • 1 Friends school
  • 2 Episcopal schools
  • 98 Christian schools
  • 78 Montessori schools
  • 2 Waldorf school

Michigan Private Schools lists schools which have their own websites. Use this as the starting point for your exploration of the many choices available to you.

Teacher Licensing
If you are thinking about teaching in Michigan, check the licensing requirements carefully. Teaching licenses and credentials are not necessarily transferable from one state to another.

Resources

A Jewish Education offers some thoughts on this subject.

ANN ARBOR

HEBREW DAY SCHOOL OF ANN ARBOR
2937 BIRCH HOLLOW DR
734-971-4633

FARMINGTON HILLS

BAIS MENACHEM ACADEMY
32000 MIDDLEBELT ROAD
248-932-2889

HILLEL DAY SCHOOL
32200 MIDDLEBELT ROAD
248-851-3220

LATHRUP VILLAGE

AKIVA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
27700 SOUTHFIELD RD
248-552-9690

OAK PARK

SALLY ALLAN ALEXANDER BETH JACOB
14390 W.TEN MILE RD
248-544-9070

YESHIVA GEDOLAH ATERES MORDECH
24600 GREENFIELD RD
248-968-3360

SOUTHFIELD

YESHIVA BETH YEHUDAH SCHOOL
15751 WEST LINCOLN DRIVE
313-557-6750

YESHIVA DARCHEI TORAH
21550 W. 12 MILE ROAD
248-948-1080

YESHIVAS DARCHEI TORAH BOY SCHOOL
21705 EVERGREEN
248-357-3560

These links will provide more information about Montessori schools and the Montessori movement.

Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)
Montessori Schools in the U.S.
American Montessori Society
International Montessori Index

ALLEN PARK

  • MONTESSORI GIVING TREE INC 15310 WICK 313-386-5573

ANN ARBOR

  • DAYCROFT MONTESSORI SCHOOL 100 E OAKBROOK 734-930-0333
  • DOUGHTY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 416 SOUTH ASHLEY ST 734-663-8050
  • GO LIKE THE WIND MONTESSORI SC 3540 DIXBORO LANE 734-747-7422
  • GREEN HOUSE MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3613 GREEN BRIER BLVD 734-913-0021
  • OAK TRAILS SCHOOL 6561 WARREN ROAD 734-662-8016
  • PEACH TREE MONTESSORI PRE-SCHO 319 N. ASHLEY 313-665-5347

BENTON

  • HARBOR BROOKVIEW SCHOOL 501 ZOLLAR DR 616-925-3544

BIRMINGHAM

  • BIRMINGHAM COMMUNITY MONT 2225 EAST 14 MILE ROAD 248-646-1535

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

  • ACADIA MONTESSORI 1515 S. WOODWARD AVE 248-335-7070
  • BLOOMFIELD HILLS MONT CTR 2101 OPDYKE ROAD 248-338-1166

BRIGHTON

BIRMINGHAM

  • GATEWAY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 300 WILLITS ST 810-645-6393

CANTON

  • PLYMOUTH-CANTON MONTESSORI SCH 45245 JOY ROAD 734-459-1550

CLINTON

  • NORTHSTAR MONTESSORI CHILDREN 8930 ARKONA ROAD 313-944-9300

DAVISON

  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF DAVISON 326 W BAY, P.O BOX 52 810-653-1131

DEARBORN HEIGHTS

  • DEARBORN HTS MONTESSORI 466 N. JOHN DALY 313-359-3000
  • LIVONIA MONTESSORI CENTER POST OFFICE BOX 247 734-427-8255

    DETROIT

    • FOCUS HOPE CENTER FOR CHILDREN 1550 OAKMAN BLVD 313-494-4424
    • GREATER GRACE EDUCATIONAL CENT 18940 SCHAEFER 313-927-5371
    • OPEN DOOR MONTESSORI INSTITUTE 16825 WYOMING 313-345-0003

    EAST LANSING

    • MONTESSORI CENTER OF LANSING 1370 BEECH ST 517-336-0422

    FAIR HAVEN

    • COUNTRY MEADOWS MONTESSORI 8622 DIXIE HIGHWAY 810-725-2042

      FARMINGTON HILLS

      • MARIA MONTESSORI CTR 32450 W 13 MILE ROAD 248-851-9695
      • MONTESSORI CENTER OF FARMINGTON 31084 APPLEWOOD LANE 248-661-7817

      FLINT

      • ALPHA MONTESSORI SCHOOL 701 CHURCH ST. 810-239-4689
      • FOREST HILL MONTESSORI G 5191 LENNON RD 810-230-7660
      • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S HOUSE 1805 W. COURT 810-238-7022

      GRAND RAPIDS

      • MONTESSORI SOCIETY OF GREATER 1110 COLLEGE N E 616-451-8627

      HAMT

      • FRIENDSHIP HOUSE 2031 CANIFO 313-365-6456

      HARPER WOODS

      ST. PETER THE APOSTLE MONTESSORI 19801 VERNIER 313-885-8062

      HOLLAND

      • LAKESIDE MONTESSORI 411 BUTTERNUT DRIVE 616-392-7009

      HOMER

      • COOKS PRAIRIE BAPTIST SCHOOL 6020 23 MILE ROAD 517-568-3160

      KALAMAZOO

      • MONTESSORI SCHOOL 750 HOWARD ST 616-349-3248

      LANSING

      • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE 2100 WEST ST JOSEPH ST 517-482-9191

      LAPEER

      • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S CENTER 1100 WEST NEWARK ROAD 810-664-3341

      LINCOLN PARK

      • CREATIVE MONTESSORI CENTER 3804 HAZEL 313-389-0220

      LIVONIA

      • LIVONIA MONTESSORI CENTER 32765 LYDON AVE 313-427-8255
      • MONTESSORI CENTER OF OUR LADY 36800 SCHOOLCRAFT ROAD 734-591-1730

      MIDLAND

      • MIDLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL 5709 EASTMAN AVE 517-835-3921
      • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE OF 5200 JEFFERSON 517-835-1101

      MILFORD

      • HIGHLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3290 HICKORY RIDGE SOUTH 248-685-7075
      • MILFORD MONTESSORI SCHOOL 2700 E COMMERCE ROAD 248-685-7600

        MONROE

        • MEADOW MONTESSORI SCHOOL 502 W ELM 734-241-9496

        MORENCI

        • LITTLE PEOPLE'S PLACE 210 NORTH SUMMIT STREET 517-458-7343

        MOUNT CLEMENS

        • MONTESSORI STEPPING STONES 168 CASS AVE 810-465-4260
        • MT CLEMENS MONTESSORI SCHOOL 1070 HAMPTON ROAD 810-465-5545

        MT PLEASANT

        • SAGINAW CHIPPEWA ACADEMY 7498 E BROADWAY 517-775-4453

        MUSKEGON

        • MICHIGAN DUNES MONTESSORI 5248 HENRY ST 616-798-7293

        NOVI

        • NOVI NORTHVILLE MONTESSORI CNT 23835 NOVI ROAD 248-348-3033

        OAK PARK

        • DE ROR MONTESSORI CENTER 24061 COOLIDGE 248-544-9114

        OKEMOS

        • OKEMOS MONTESSORI RADMEAR SCHO 2745 MOUNT HOPE RD 517-351-3655

        PETOSKEY

        • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE 1560 EAST MITCHELL 616-347-5331

        PLYMOUTH

        • PLYMOUTH SDA ELEMENTARY 4295 NAPIER ROAD 313-459-8222

        PORTAGE

        • OTIS MONTESSORI ACADEMY 810 EAST CENTRE AVENUE 616-327-8277

        REDFORD

        • WEE SCHOLARS PRESCHOOL 10000 BEECH DALY 313-937-2680

          ROCHESTER

          • ACADIA MONTESSORI 254 1/2 HAMPTON CIR 248-853-7070

          ROCHESTER HILL

          • BROOKFIELD ACADEMY 1263 S ADAMS RD 248-375-1700

          ROGERS CITY

          • PRESQUE ISLE CHILDRENS HOUSE 719 N BRADLEY HWY 517-734-2542

          ROMEO

          • ROMEO MONTESSORI CENTER 275 EAST GATES 810-752-4411

          SAGINAW

          • S.T.E.P.S. MONTESSORI SCHOOL 4046 VERA ST. 517-792-3499

          SAINT CLAIR

          • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF ST. CLAIR 955 FRED MOORE HIGHWAY 810-329-7592

          SOUTHFIELD

          • OAK MONTESSORI CENTER 24350 SOUTHFIELD ROAD 248-559-2910

          SOUTHGATE

          • MONTESSORI CENTER OF DOWNRIVER 15500 HOWARD STREET 313-282-6465

          ST CLAIR SHORES

          • ST CLAIR SHORES MONTESSORI INC 28801 JEFFERSON 810-286-1439

          SUTTONS BAY

          • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE SUT 979 ELM ST 616-271-3291

          TRAVERSE CITY

          • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE GRA 6105 CENTER ROAD 616-271-3291

          TROY

          • RENAISSANCE MONTESSORI CENTER 5475 LIVERNOIS RD 248-828-8140

          W. BLOOMFIELD

          • BLOOMFIELD MAPLES MONTESSORI 6201 W MAPLE ROAD 248-661-0910

          WALLED LAKE

          • LAKES AREA MONTESSORI 8605 RICHARDSON 248-360-0500

          WARREN

          • PYSANKA CHILDRENS MONTESSORI 8525 COLE 810-751-5690
          • STERLING WARREN MONTESSORI SCH 31601 SCHOENHERR 810-979-3800

          WATERFORD

          • BROOKFIELD ACADEMY - LAUREL CA 2490 AIRPORT RD 248-673-0008
          A Jewish Education offers some thoughts on this subject.

          ANN ARBOR

          HEBREW DAY SCHOOL OF ANN ARBOR
          2937 BIRCH HOLLOW DR
          734-971-4633

          FARMINGTON HILLS

          BAIS MENACHEM ACADEMY
          32000 MIDDLEBELT ROAD
          248-932-2889

          HILLEL DAY SCHOOL
          32200 MIDDLEBELT ROAD
          248-851-3220

          LATHRUP VILLAGE

          AKIVA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
          27700 SOUTHFIELD RD
          248-552-9690

          OAK PARK

          SALLY ALLAN ALEXANDER BETH JACOB
          14390 W.TEN MILE RD
          248-544-9070

          YESHIVA GEDOLAH ATERES MORDECH
          24600 GREENFIELD RD
          248-968-3360

          SOUTHFIELD

          YESHIVA BETH YEHUDAH SCHOOL
          15751 WEST LINCOLN DRIVE
          313-557-6750

          YESHIVA DARCHEI TORAH
          21550 W. 12 MILE ROAD
          248-948-1080

          YESHIVAS DARCHEI TORAH BOY SCHOOL
          21705 EVERGREEN
          248-357-3560