Academics


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Morey Montessori Public School Academy has a dual curriculum, because at Morey Montessori we believe a well-rounded student is the result of a balanced, yet rigorous approach to learning.

Because it is a state-funded school, it must meet student achievement goals established by the state of Michigan and its authorizer. As such, students in grades K through 8 participate in state testing sessions, which include the state-required standardized tests. But as a nationally affiliated Montessori program, Morey also integrates the Montessori curriculum. Together, Morey’s challenging academic program emphasizes math, language and science, cultural studies, and community services. All these areas are explored by students with the guidance and encouragement of specially trained, certified and skilled teachers. Morey also offers art and physical education programs to keep children active – physically and creatively.  In addition to a demanding academic program, Morey works to develop effective communication skills in students, coupled with practical life skills.

What We Do Works

When you combine highly qualified teachers that engage a student’s interest and feeds his or her natural hunger for learning with a sound curriculum that incorporates citizenship, leadership, and character development, you produce children who are ready learners, confident about their abilities, excited about achieving, and interested in becoming an active partner in the world around them.

Montessori tells us that the only really important thing in education is to teach the student how to learn. The motivation for learning must come from within the child. Human beings are born with the desire to know, the urge to explore, and the need to master their environment – in short, to achieve. In Montessori the learning environment is carefully prepared to train the senses, to stimulate curiosity, to satisfy the child’s need to know, and to protect him or her from unnecessary failure.

Through Montessori, children become…

Confident, creative thinkers, self-directed and problem solvers.

Responsible community members who understand active participation and involvement.

Young adults who are independent, resourceful, and socially secure.

What you can expect from Morey’s Montessori Program…

Personalized Instruction

The Montessori program is built on the idea that all children are individuals in style, skills, pace and interests. At Morey, students can strive for their own personal best to increase success and satisfaction.

Rigorous, Integrated Curriculum

The Montessori curriculum generously supports and fulfills the needs of ALL types of students. Learning with all of their senses is incorporated throughout students’ studies.

Real-Life Learning

In the Montessori classroom, children learn concepts through hands-on projects that bring learning to life and help students develop more complex, abstract thinking skills.

Sense of Community

Students learn in multi-age classrooms, where children at various stages learn with and from each other, helping to develop a sense of community.

Diverse Learning Environment

The Montessori classroom is rich with opportunities designed to allow students to interact with their environment. Teachers observe and adapt their learning experiences to best fit each student’s strengths and interests.

Proven Results

Scientific research has shown that:

  • Cognition is optimized when movement is consistent with thinking.
  • We learn best when we are interested in what we are learning about.
  • Extrinsic rewards reduce motivation and level of performance once the rewards are removed.
  • People thrive when they feel a sense of choice and control.
  • We learn best when our learning is situated in meaningful contexts.
  • Children can learn very well from and with peers; after age six children respond well to collaborative learning situations.
  • Children thrive on order, routine, and ritual.

*Angeline Stoll Lillard’s, Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius.