Is Your Child in the Right Preschool?

Choosing a preschool for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. Schools are as individual as each child, and finding the right fit is the key to igniting a lifelong love of learning and laying a foundation for future success.

“Parents today are searching for more than just day care,” said Jennifer Kendall, Assistant Head of School for Early School Education and Admissions at The Grosse Pointe Academy. “They want more than just play-based activities. First and foremost, they want their child to be safe and happy. They also want an environment where their child will be academically enriched and prepared for the next step of their journey.”

That is where The Grosse Pointe Academy comes in. Since 1962, as Michigan’s first Montessori school, the Academy has remained true to Maria Montessori’s philosophy and methodologies, enrolling children from age 2 1/2 to 5.

Attributes of the Academy’s Montessori preschool include small class sizes, master teachers with Montessori certification, a program that supports the key mechanics necessary for reading, writing and math, and weekly classes in art, French, physical education, creative movement and library.

The Grosse Pointe Academy advantage extends through grade 8, providing a continuum of educational excellence in an environment that builds independence and perseverance, while fostering creativity and critical thinking. A college preparatory curriculum, Christian values, and a warm, safe environment where every child is known round out the Academy experience.

“All parents understand that saving money for college is an important part of the plan,” said Lars Kuelling, Head of School. “We believe your investment begins here, where our graduates go on to attend the finest high schools and colleges in the nation.”

For more information or to arrange a tour, contact Katherine Thompson at 313.886.1221 or