Okemos Public Montessori at Central

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


  • PTO Family Event
    Check back often for upcoming PTO Family Events...

    Comments (-1)

    Enrollment Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

    Applications for the 2019-2020 School year will open the first 2 weeks in March.  You may complete an application starting on March 1st and applications will close on March 15th at 4pm.  

    We will have 2 parent information nights in the evening to give more information on our program:

    Preschool (3 and 4 year old program): Feb. 19th at 6pm

    Kindergarten thru 4th grade: Feb 21st at 6pm

    Begindergarten Info Meeting: April 23rd at 6pm

    All interested candidates in either programs are encouraged to attend these meeting to hear about our Montessori program and enrollment process. 

    Builiding Principal, Sue Hallman, will also conduct building tours on the following dates.  Tours will start at 10:30 and will last one hour and start in our library:

    Jan. 30

    Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27

    March 6




    Comments (-1)
    Please see the Language Classes Flyer for details and registration information for classes beginning January 7, 2019.

    Comments (-1)
  • Meet the Office of OPM at Central
    Main Office Phone Number: 517-706-5402
    Sue Hallman, Principal:  sue.hallman@okemosk12.net or 517-706-5401
    Tammy Deppong, Administrative Assistant: tammy.deppong@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."