• The application for the Detroit Public Montessori program for Fall 2020 admission will launch at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted online only through 11:59p.m. Sunday, May 3,2020. Families may apply for admission to the following schools:

    • Edison Elementary (Pre-K to 3)
    • Edmonson Elementary (Pre-K to 6)
    • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (Pre-K to 6)

    Please click here "APPLY" to start your application process.

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Montessori Student Enrollment

  • We are excited that you are interested in enrolling your child in our DPSCD Montessori program.  We offer two options for families interested in Montessori education. Edison Elementary and Palmer Park offer both traditional and Montessori learning environments. Our newest school, Edmonson Elementary: A Wall to Wall Montessori Community offers a "wall to wall" Montessori experience. We believe our Montessori program is second to none and offers the opportunity for all students to reach their fullest potential.  Prior to enrolling your child in a Montessori program it is important that you understand the Montessori Method.  To learn more about the Montessori Method visit the American Montessori Societies webpage: https://amshq.org/Families or visit the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector: https://www.public-montessori.org/montessori/.

    If you are interested in learning more about DPSCD's Montessori Program please complete this interest survey and call (313) 873-3485.

    To enroll your child in one of our existing Montessori classrooms at Edison Elementary follow the following steps to complete the online application process:

    • Click "APPLY"to start the application process. Please note the District is currently accepting applications at Edison Elementary only.
    • Once applications have been reviewed,you will be notified regarding your child's admission decision. If your child is accepted, you must complete and submitt all enrollment documents. Students are not officially enrolled until all required documents are received.  

    Important Enrollment Information

    • Montessori students are enrolled on a first come first serve basis. 
    • Sibling priority is granted to students whose sibling is currently enrolled in the District Montessori Program during the application window. 
    • Students may enroll in Montessori Pre-K to Grade 1 with no previous Montessori experience.
    • Any family wishing to enroll a student in Grades 2-6 Montessori will need to demonstrate previous Montessori experience. The documentation might include transcripts, reference letters, and/or report cards. 
    • Current DPSCD Montessori students do NOT need to re-enroll unless they wish to transfer to another Montessori location. 

    Required Documents for DPSCD Enrollment

    • Parent/guardian photo ID
    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Child's immunization record
    • Transcripts or report cards
    • Two forms of proof of address: Driver's license, Detroit ID, W-2, pay stub, public assistance documents, official government mail, utility bill, etc.
    • Health Appraisal (Pre-kindergarten students only) 

    Locations for 2020-2021 School Year:



Contact Information

  • Office of Curriculum and Instruction

    3011 W. Grand Blvd.
    9th Floor
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Phone: (313) 873-3485