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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…
MMAEC Logo and Ferris State University Logos

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…

Great Things I Noticed This Week – November 14th

November 14, 2022
The students pictured below are practicing a team-building activity related to Restorative Practice. Restorative Practice is a school-wide initiative at MMAEC. Staff have been trained in school teaching and learning approaches that encourage behavior that is both supportive and respectful.…
Young MMAEC student works with their Montessori materials in the classroom.

Great Things I Noticed This Week – November 7

November 14, 2022
The student pictured below is using the Grammar Symbols, which is a key Montessori material. This material allows students to explore the sample and shape of the language. Each one of these elements is represented with a specific image that…
Young MMAEC students sit with their teacher in the front of the classroom

Great Things I Noticed This Week – October 31

October 31, 2022
Instead of starting STEAM as originally planned, we are excited to share that we have begun our new course at MMAEC, which is Eco-Art and it started on 10-26-22! So far, students of all ages are showing high engagement, they…
Students in the Cherry Room work with their Montessori resources to work on colors and shapes

Great Things I Noticed this Week – October 24

October 25, 2022
In the Montessori setting, students of all ages explore using all of their senses, starting in the early years curriculum. Practical life and sensorial activities offer our young learners opportunities to develop manipulative skills and eye-hand coordination as well as…

Niche Ranked MMAEC a Top 20 Best Charter Elementary School in Michigan

October 11, 2022
Niche, a leader in connecting schools with students and families with in-depth profiles on every school in America, has ranked Muskegon Montessori Academy for Environmental Change as one of the best charter elementary schools in the state of Michigan. Their…
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…