School Details

Montessori Children's House

5363 North Long Lake Road, Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 929-9325

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-6 232 students 6 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

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About this school

Montessori Children's House is a private middle school in Traverse City. The principal of Montessori Children's House is Ms. Colleen Christensen, whose e-mail is 232 students go to Montessori Children's House and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. The ratio of students to teachers at Montessori Children's House is 6:1. West Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 98% %
Hispanic 0.9% %
Asian 0.9% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the most amazing place I've ever seen. The highly trained faculty blows every other "Montessori" school in the area away. You only need to walk in the door to see and feel the difference. I suggest that even if you don't have children you visit this amazing school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The Childrens House is a truly special place Not just a great school but also a great family.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great school with wonderful students parents and teachers.

  • (6 years ago)

    Beyond compare! My daughter spent 12 years at this school. So wonderful in every way. The most well rounded education I could imagine giving her during such critical years. Very thankful we had The Children's House as an option.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have two children at the Children's House one infant and one toddler... and we feel so lucky to have found such a wonderful place for our kids. Not a worry in the world...

  • (6 years ago)

    My children attended Montessori Children's House from age 2 thru 6th grade and it was the best education! They learned to become very responsible and respected teens! I would highly recommend this school to everyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been lucky enough to have both my children at this wonderful school. My oldest has been there since pre-school and is heading to the public school system prepared to excel. My youngest is growing and learning just as the first did...above all expectations...

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has the most amazing and caring teachers and assistants. I have two children that attend and I wouldn't have them anywhere else in Traverse City.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is simply the best environment for education possible. I have three children that attend and am so blessed. My 3rd grader is thriving and has so much self esteem since moving her from a Catholic School to the Children's House. An amazing individualized difference that contributed to a happy learner who leaps out of the car to run into school everyday. That is worth every penny!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been a parent with this school since 2000. Both of my children attend. It is hands down the best educational opportunity in the Traverse City area. The building is brand new the staff are the highest trained in the state I believe and the things my kids know compared to their friends in the neighborhood makes me glad I didn't take the public education route. It is well worth the investment for their future.

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