Okemos Public Montessori at Central

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


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

    The application window for enrollment in the Montessori program at OPM will run from March 1st at 8:00 am until March 12th at 4:00 pm.

    OPM School of Choice Application 2021-2022

    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.  For more information or to apply during the application window from April 13th at 8:00 am until April 22nd at 8:00 am, click here.

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  • Please click on the link below for the online schedule.

    Elementary Schedule - March 22, 2021

    Meet the Office of OPM at Central
    Main Office Phone Number: 517-706-5402
    Shannon Nedds, Principal:  shannon.nedds@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."