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3375 Cheney Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

(616) 819-3220
(616) 819-3221
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February 11, 2015
We switched to North Park Montessori from Grand Rapids Montessori. The difference is night and day. North Park is a great school. The administration is friendly and welcoming and communicates very well with parents. They are on top of their game. The teachers care very much about their students. The students are kind to each other. They even get to go sledding at recess! The parents are involved and expect to contribute. There is a great group that makes things happen with the PTA, and it seems that they also work very well, jointly, with the administration (PTA/Principal/Secretary/Staff). I would highly recommend North Park Montessori school.

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November 23, 2014
Incredible opportunity for our kids to have a tuition-free montessori education. Wonderful families and teachers.

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June 05, 2014
We a very pleased with the staff and education our children are learning. The program is including 7/8 students also which is not reflected on its description. A great school for families to choose in Grand Rapids!

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April 30, 2010
The teachers and principal are unbelievably dedicated to the success of your child.

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June 03, 2009
We've had a great experience at North Park. I would highly recommend the school to anyone wanting to support our public schools. My children were involved in both the traditional curriculum as well as the Montessori program. Our children were personally helped with their challenges along the way and they were able to excel, in the safe and friendly environment. They have great parent involvement and all extra curricular events we've attended have been great successes.

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April 30, 2009
Collaboration has taken this school from OK to excellent - this is a fun and exciting place to be a part of.

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April 22, 2009
The teaching staff is phenomenol and parents are engaged. We feel like we made a great choice for our daughter.

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March 11, 2009
my son love's this school he said it's the best school ever

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January 30, 2008
I love this school. I have two children here and couldn't be happier. The teachers are wonderful and the parents are very involved.

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July 01, 2007
I am super happy with my experience at North Park Montessori. The teaching staff is excellent and we are so pleased with the addition of Pamm Lee. What a caring, challenging, excellent Monetessori teacher. We came from a private Montessori to the public Montessori and couldn't be happier. The interaction between both the 'regular' public school and the Montessori program is seamless. Thank you everyone for making my daughters learning experience something we all treasure!

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June 26, 2007
We have two children at North Park Montessori. The education they have received has been outstanding. Between the Montessori approach to education, the dedication of the teaching staff and the enthusiastic parental involvement, our kids have received a caring and challenging elementary school experience.

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December 05, 2006
I am very concerned about the bureaucratic nit-picking that goes on between the Montessori teachers and North Park regular ED. The classroom squabbles and the blatant shunning of the new upper level Montessori teacher. This person has years of experience working with kids and should have the red carpet rolled out before her .. instead she is meet with trivial political back biting bickering! Highly upsetting!

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February 01, 2006
You will not find higher quality Montessori teachers in Michigan, maybe the country. We moved from the district in '05 after attending Wellerwood/ North Park for 5 years and miss it very much. The school environment is warm and friendly. The programs, theatre productions and hands-on projects, like the garden, contribute to the family atmosphere provided for students and parents alike. Parent involvement is phenominal at North Park.

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November 03, 2005
This is my daughters 4th year and my son's 2nd year. I recommend this school very highly. The teacher's are very supportive. North Park Montessori has alot of parent involvement. My children love the way they are challenged through learning and not just sitting behind a desk pushing pencils but hands on. The staff works great together and all that builds success for our children.

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August 23, 2004
My daughter is 6 and has attended Wellerwood for 3 years. She has thrived! She began reading at 3 when she was tested over a year ago she was reading at the 4th grade level and she is just going into 1st grade this fall. I am sending my 4 year old to Wellerwood this fall. The teachers are caring and conocerned about all students. Montessori is not for all students but the staff will help guide you to determine is it is right for your child. Wellerwood is getting a new pricipal this fall and we are looking forward to his leadership.

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July 20, 2004
Our son attended this school about 2 years ago. We sent him to help work on his speach development. In the middle of the year we had a meeting to discuss his progress. While meeting, the principal tried to talk us out of keeping him there because he made progress. We are excited that he made progress there and decided pulling him out wasn't the answer, the 'principal' told us that most parents keep children their at such a young age for childcare purposes. Needless to say I am offended and would recommend that if you are considering putting your child in this facility, you should reconsider it. Our childrens development is crucial to raising intelligent people and that kind of attitude from a principle us unacceptable!

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North Park Montessori Academy
3375 Cheney Avenue Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI  49525
(616) 819-3220
Last modified North Park Montessori Academy is a Public school that serves grades K-7. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Park Montessori Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top