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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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.

Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change is Reauthorized for 7 Years

January 5, 2023
Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change is proud to receive its charter from Ferris State University, and have since its beginnings in 2013. We just received news that FSU is approving a seven year re-authorization! Ferris State University first got…
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Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change Receives Grant From Authorizer

January 4, 2023
We are excited to announce that Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change was recently awarded a grant from our authorizer Ferris State University aimed at expanding our security measures and purchasing updated math curriculum! We greatly cherish the partnership with…

Great Thing I Noticed This Week – December 5, 2022

December 8, 2022
Visit from Ferris State University We had three visitors from FSU this week observing our classes and speaking with our leadership team, teachers, parents and board members. In its role as our authorizer, the Charter School Office of FSU implements…

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



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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