Montessori School of Clarkston
                 10439 Ortonville Road, Clarkston, Michigan 48348             248-620-2190                                                                           

It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment.  It is an approach that values human development of the whole child - physical, social, emotional, and cognitive.

The Importance of the Early Years

In the Absorbent Mind, Dr. Montessori wrote, "The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the first one, the period from birth to the age of six.  For that is the time when man's intelligence itself, his greatest implement is being formed.  But not only his intelligence; the full totality of his psychic powers...At no other age has the child greater need of an intelligent help, and any obstacle that impedes his creative work will lessen the chance he has of achieving perfection."

Our Mission

At Montessori School of Clarkston, we believe in helping build the academic, social, and emotional foundation of our students, by providing a nurturing environment that allows for the development of the whole child while following the philosophy and theory of Dr. Maria Montessori.


Through the cultivation of independent thought, self-awareness, and empathy for others, our students are able to establish within themselves, the intellectual, emotional, and social rigors needed to become a self-directed learner, a flexible thinker, a creative problem solver, and a life-long learner.


Our Teaching Philosophy

Montessori School of Clarkston (MSOC) provides students with an education utilizing the Montessori method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.  It is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.  Montessori's method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures around the world.