Montessori Student Enrollment

  • We are excited that you are interested in enrolling your child in our DPSCD Montessori program! 

    We offer three options for families interested in Montessori education:

    • Edison Elementary School
      17045 Grand River Ave. 
      Enrolling Montessori Students in PreK to 3rd Grade
    • Edmonson Elementary: A Wall to Wall Montessori Community 
      1300 W. Canfield St., Detroit, Michigan 48201
      Enrolling Montessori Students in PreK to 6th Grade
    • Palmer Park Prep Academy
      3901 Margareta St. 
      Enrolling Montessori Students in PreK to 6th Grade

    How to Apply:

    • Students must submit an online application for the Montessori Program. The application link is available at the top of the home page. 
    • Get your application in early! Seats are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference granted to siblings of current DPSCD Montessori students and children of DPSCD staff.
    • Students may be admitted to Montessori in Pre-K through Grade 1 with no previous Montessori experience. 
    • Any family wishing to enroll a student in Grades 2-6 Montessori will need to provide evidence of at least one year of prior Montessori experience with their application. Evidence may be provided directly by the applicant or a Verification of Montessori Experience form can be sent to your student's previous school. The school will be expected provide the documentation requested. Transcripts and report cards demonstrating a full year of Montessori experience are also accepted.   
    • Current DPSCD Montessori students do NOT need to re-apply. 

    Required Documents for DPSCD Enrollment

    These documents are required after a student has been accepted to the DPSCD Montessori Program. Visit to access enrollment documents.

    • Completed and signed Enrollment Packet
    • Parent/guardian photo ID
    • Child’s birth record
    • Child's immunization record or waiver
    • Transcripts or report cards
    • 2 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 Only)

    If you are interested in learning more about DPSCD's Montessori Program or would like to visit one of our Montessori schools please complete this interest survey and call (313) 873-3485.



Contact Information

  • Office of Curriculum and Instruction

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

    Phone: (313) 873-3485