Okemos Public Montessori at Central

Together...educating with excellence, inspiring each learner for life.


  • Montessori Pre-Primary/Kindergarten - 4th Grade Enrollment Information

    The open enrollment window for Montessori program at OPM is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Please contact the school office at 517-706-5402 for more information or if you have recently moved into Okemos and are interested in our program.

    Information regarding our 2021-22 registration processes can be found by visiting the pages linked below: 

    Montessori PreK Enrollment

    Montessori K-4th Grade Enrollment



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  • Begindergarten Enrollment Information 

    The Okemos Public Schools Begindergarten program is designed for young 5 year olds and prepares students for Kindergarten. Our enrollment window for Begindergarten is now closed for the 2021-2022 school year. We are no longer taking applications. For more information about Begindergarten click here.

    Please view our informational presentation for important details regarding our Begindergarten program. 

    Begindergarten Informational Presentation

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  • Please click on the links below to access school supply lists for your child's grade level:

    PPK Welcome letter and suggested supply list

    Lower Elementary suggested supply list

    Upper Elementary suggested supply list

    Self-Contained Classroom Suggested Supply List


    Meet the Office of OPM at Central
    Main Office Phone Number: 517-706-5402
    Kelly Sundeen, Principal:  kelly.sundeen@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5401
    Kelly Herald, Administrative Assistant: kelly.herald@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5402
    To report an absence please call 706-5402 and leave your students name and teacher.

    Okemos Public Schools have an extraordinary track record for high quality education.  The Okemos Public Montessori classrooms, while differing in method than traditional classrooms, are no different in their goal for excellence in education.


    • Children are born with a natural desire to learn.
    • Learning is a lifelong process.
    • Learning happens when children feel safe enough to take risks with new concepts and ideas.
    • Children reach their highest potential when they are trusted, given opportunities to be responsible, and freedom to make appropriate choices.
    • Children develop toward their potential at their own pace in an environment that nurtures and respects their unique strengths and interests.
    • Children learn by doing, and hands-on activities make concepts relevant to their lives.
    • Academic development is integrated with social, emotional, and physical development.
    • Children's educational experience is enhanced when their parents understand and support the Montessori philosophy.

    Our commitment toward applying the Montessori philosophy ensures our students the greatest likelihood of becoming confident and self-motivated, lifelong learners.

    MISSION STATEMENT:  "Together, Okemos Public Montessori....educates with excellence, respects each individual and inspires learners for life who become contributing members of society."