Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change (MMAEC) is a tuition-free kindergarten through eighth-grade public school. Tuition-based preschool is also offered.

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Picture of 3 MMAEC Students posing in the hallway with their favorite books.


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Picture of MMAEC Instructor and her student working with their favorite Montessori Materials in the classroom.


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Two MMAEC students posing outdoor for a picture in their winter gear.


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Muskegon Montessori Academy provides all children with the opportunities and resources to achieve academic success.

Teachers and administration are thoroughly trained in the Montessori Method and are committed to the Montessori education of every child. The curriculum is demanding, yet allows each student the chance to learn through self-directed pace and individual style.

The Pine Room hosted a celebration for their students on their achievements in the PBIS program

Great Things I Noticed This Week – September 3rd

October 3, 2022
On Friday, we had our first school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) celebration! Our PBIS team worked diligently throughout the summer to re-establish our PBIS program. With that, we have a new behavior matrix for all locations and each classroom…
A gorup of MMAEC 7th and 8th graders work in a group math lesson led by Ms. Amy.

Great Things I Noticed This Week – September 26

September 26, 2022
Group Collaborative Learning Many know that Montessori is a method of educating students based on self-directed activities, hands-on learning, and collaborative play. Throughout our classrooms at MMAEC, our students make creative choices in their learning, through age-appropriate activities/lessons. Both the…
MiMTSS Badge Award for a Bronze in School Reading Implementation and Impact

MMAEC Earned MTSS Awards for the 2021-2022 School Year

September 21, 2022
A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework that schools across the state participate in, and consists of research-based strategies created to meet the specific needs of children. The goal is to assess and intervene with students early-on so…

What Others Are Saying

”The Montessori practice of teaching children to respect other’s work, develop social skills within their peer group, and promote independent work helped our son to gain confidence and lifelong living skills.”

Steve and Laura Lutz

“Our discussions with other parents and teachers have unanimously concluded that those children that attend a Montessori school are ahead of their peers in their learning level, self sufficiency, leadership and self-guided learning and their sense of community and working together.”

A Montessori Parent


Upcoming Events

  1. Parent Teacher Conferences

    October 19 - October 20
  2. No School – Staff Only

    October 21
  3. No School – Staff Only

    November 7
  4. Thanksgiving Break

    November 23 - November 25
  5. Winter Break

    December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023


The Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the Fourth THURSDAY of each month at 6:00 PM. Meetings are held at Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change.

2950 Mc Cracken Street
Norton Shores, MI 49441


School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Doors Open: 8:35 a.m. (students can enter and get breakfast if they choose)
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