Okemos Public Montessori at Central

Together...Educating with Excellence, Inspiring Learners for Life.



    Our enrollment will open at 8am on March 2nd and close at 3pm on March 16th.  Applications will only be accepted during this time.

    Tour Dates (All tours start in the Library at 10am)

    Wed. Jan. 24
    Wed. Jan 31
    Thurs. Feb. 8
    Thurs Feb. 15
    Thurs. Feb 22
    Wed. Feb 28
    Thurs. March 8

    No registration is required to attend a tour.  For more detailed information about the Enrollment process please see the Parent tab and click on Enrollment information

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  • Weekly Language Classes for Grades 1-4

    Please see the Language Classes Flyer for details and registration information for classes beginning January 17, 2018. 

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  • 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

    U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Schools

    Congratulations to Okemos Public Montessori at Central for being named a "2016 National Blue Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education!

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  • Meet the Office of OPM at Central

    Main Office Phone Number: 517-706-5402
    Principal, Sue Hallman 706-5401 sue.hallman@okemosk12.net
    Secretary, Tammy Deppong 706-5402 tammy.deppong@okemosk12.net
    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."