Milwaukee Montessori School, is a co-educational day school for students from toddler age (18-months) through the eighth grade. MMS is one of the oldest and largest independent Montessori schools in the United States serving more than 420 children. Before and after-school child care is available for children of all ages enrolled at MMS.
MISSION: Milwaukee Montessori School provides a challenging, individualized educational experience founded in a Montessori curriculum with the objective of developing independent thinking students of knowledge, courage, personal integrity and compassion.
LOCATION: 4.80-acre urban/suburban campus. Students come from both urban and suburban communities within a 15-mile radius of Milwaukee.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Interviews and/or classroom visits for all students. Written academic assessment given to students age 5 and older.
ACADEMIC DIVISIONS: All classrooms are composed of students in two or three-year age groupings. First Steps and Stepping Stones: ages 18 months to 36 months; Children’s House: grades K3, K4, and K5; Lower Elementary: grades 1, 2, and 3; Upper Elementary: grades 4, 5, and 6; Junior High: grades 7 and 8.
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GRADING SYSTEM: Written narratives and letter grades given twice a year in achievement, effort, and citizenship. Student grades: EE – Exceeds Expectations, ME - Meets Expectations, DS – Developing Skills, and SR – Support Required. Two parent conferences completed each academic year.
HOMEWORK: Daily oral reading for all students CH Full-Day and up.
STANDARDIZED TESTS: CTP4 issued to all students grades 3 through 8 in October.
CO-CURRICULAR: Spanish language; instrumental and vocal music; studio art, cyber art, and photography; athletic instruction; technology instruction.
SPECIAL STRENGTHS: Integration of technology in the classroom: students in grades 3 and up use Tablet PC technology for classroom assignments, as well as Macs.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: After school athletics including boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, soccer, and flag football; private instrument lessons for all strings, African and Latin percussion, flute, and clarinet; chess club; photography club; and a robotics club and robotics team. Also Atrium (religious education) after school.
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MMS graduates have attended the following secondary schools: Pius HS, Marquette University HS, Divine Savior Holy Angels HS, University School of Milwaukee, Brookfield Academy, American School in Switzerland, Milwaukee and Wauwatosa public high schools.
- 70% of MMS graduates qualify for advanced level courses in upon entering High School
- 65% of MMS graduates from 2005 onward are honor roll students (GPA varies by school, typically 3.5 and higher)
|Class of 2011:
||74% honor roll students
|Class of 2010:
||78% honor roll students
|Class of 2009:
||56% honor roll students
|Class of 2008:
||50% honor roll students
|Class of 2007:
||83% honor roll students
|Class of 2006:
||71% honor roll students
|Class of 2005:
||73% honor roll students
MEMBERSHIPS AND ACCREDITATION:
- One of 12 schools in the state accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).
- One of 7 member schools in the state belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
- One of 5 schools in the state with membership to the Educational Records Bureau.