Why Choose Dearborn Heights Montessori Center?

The Montessori name is not patented, and can be used by anyone. In philosophy and practice, DHMC adheres to Montessori principles. Teachers are properly trained, classrooms are fully equipped, and the children experience a true Montessori program.

Why Choose DHMC
A number of qualities characterize the programs at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center. Among them are…

Experience: Dearborn Heights Montessori Center has been offering high quality educational programs since 1972.

Accreditation: Dearborn Heights Montessori Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) under their new, rigorous standards. Only 8% of schools nationwide and 3% in Michigan achieve this distinction.

Highly-trained staff: Head teachers in all classrooms hold Montessori certification at the level they are teaching from the most respected training programs (American Montessori Society-AMS and Association Montessori Internationale-AMI). All teachers, assistant teachers, and support personnel participate in ongoing staff development programs.

Low staff turnover: Our low teacher turnover rate results in an experienced and stable staff.

Safety: The highest priority is given to safety, and many policies and procedures are in place to ensure that all children are protected. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified.

Values: Kindness and consideration for others are taught and practiced. Respect and responsibility are operative concepts.

“One-stop shopping”: The single decision to enroll a child at DHMC will serve him or her through the toddler, preschool, elementary, and middle school years. Summer programs, before- and after-school care, after-school classes, and tutoring services are additional options offered on site.

Educational excellence: DHMC students excel academically, and collectively score well above grade level on standardized measures. Our graduates are consistently accepted to their high schools of choice, and thrive in those environments.

More than the basics: Specialists provide instruction in foreign language (French, Spanish), music, art, physical education, and technology. Numerous in-house presenters and field trips further enrich the children’s experience.

Individualized programs: A mastery-based curriculum enables each child to progress according to his or her own gifts.

Cultural diversity: Students and staff from a wide range of cultures benefit from an atmosphere of mutual respect.

And last, but certainly not least—

A caring place: DHMC is a community that nurtures children, welcomes parents, and provides an environment that supports open communication.


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