We are thrilled that you’ve chosen to explore the educational offerings and programs that Milwaukee Montessori School (MMS) has to offer. We trust that you’ll find our academics, wide-array of athletic and club opportunities, and our skilled educators well-matched to the needs of your child.
At Milwaukee Montessori School, our mission is to provide 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.
We are proud of the fact that our school is one of the oldest and largest private independent Montessori schools in the United States. Our graduates leave MMS well-prepared for high school, college, and beyond. They enter both private and public high schools in the area and have attended some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Director of Admission Cheryl Kelly
Phone: 414-259-0370 ext. 106
Cheryl Kelly has been the Director of Admission at Milwaukee Montessori School since 2000. Cheryl has lived in the Milwaukee area her entire life and knows how difficult it can be for parents to choose the right school for their children. She enjoys helping parents work through the process and looks forward to answering questions about the MMS experience and independent schools in general.
Cheryl regularly participates on Accreditation Teams for the Independent Schools Association of the Central States to help guide other private schools through the seven-year accreditation process. All of Cheryl's four children attended MMS, starting in the Toddler or Children's House Program. Every day, she and her husband are thankful they found MMS years ago for their family. Cheryl is active with her local community and all of her children's sports teams and clubs.
"MMS is a very special place. The school makes a special effort to view each child in a holistic way. Teachers, administrators and support staff create a supporting and caring environment for all. It only takes one look at the report card to realize the amazing attention to detail of the instructors and the academic rigor of MMS. I am thankful that this institution nurtures my daughter as a person, a student and as an athlete. MMS is a special place to be!"
- Shantel B., parent of 8th grade student
"Now in his second year, our son has really flourished at MMS. We weren’t sure how he would adjust having been in traditional daycare center since he was 6 months old through K-4. He doing better than we could have expected. He is continually being challenged (and challenging himself) to learn more—the best part about it—is that he truly enjoys learning! In addition to the educational curriculum, our son enjoys many other aspects of MMS—the social interaction with kids of his and other age groups, the physical activities as well as special programs such as music class and the opportunity to take individual piano lessons."
-Ryan & Jackie B., parent of K5 student
Visit our School
The best way to ensure a good fit between our school and your child is to meet with us personally, with a Group Tour or Private Tour.
During the 50-minute personalized tour, you will be able to see the entire school, visit specific grade level classrooms and observe the teachers and students at work. You can address specific questions you may have as you explore whether MMS is the right place for your child. These private, parent-only tours are scheduled Monday - Friday at 8:30 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. These tours are available for parents who have submitted an application to the school. Cheryl Kelly will contact you directly to coordinate a time and date for your private tour.
These 20-minute tours offer several parents and families the opportunity to tour the school together at no cost. The tours provide you with a snapshot of our school including toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and junior high. Due to time limitations and the sizes of the groups, we are unable to provide classroom access or answer questions specific to your family. Please note that these tours are capped at 10 people. Tours are scheduled on specific Fridays at 8:30 a.m., after filling out a Group Tour Form, Cheryl will contact you with specific openings.
Watch a "parent-to-parent" video explanation for a Montessori education produced by Montessori Advocate Trevor Eissler.
A look inside the Montessori philosophy in action. A lesson designed to push creativity, team work, and a wider sense of community.
If you have questions, contact our Director of Admission Cheryl Kelly or call 414-259-0370 ext. 106.