• To North Star Montessori Academy

    Our mission is to cultivate blended learning and success by inspiring every child in a student-centered community.

    • About NSA

      North Star Montessori Academy is a public school chartered by Northern Michigan University serving grades Preschool – 12th.

    • Montessori

      North Star Montessori Academy offers Montessori Pre-K through 6th grade, and student-centered learning for grades 8th through 12th.

    • Staff

      Meet the educators that make up North Star Montessori Academy!

    • NSA Calendar

      Don’t miss a thing! North Star Montessori Academy’s academic calendar will make sure you stay on task.

    • Students

      North Star Montessori Academy has an average of 297 students throughout Preschool to 12th grade.

    • Average Class Size

      Our average class size is 20 students or less, allowing for individual care and attention.

    • Annual Graduates

      An average of 15-20 students graduate each year from North Star Montessori Academy.

  • North Star Montessori Academy offers parents and students a small, personalized and project based learning environment that is tuition free.

    • Environmental Focused Instruction

      One of the most important things we can teach our children, is to learn from and protect the world we live in.

    • Project Based Learning

      North Star incorporates learning through the process and enjoyment of project building.

    • Independent Schools

      Charter schools are independent public schools that are open to all students, regardless of income, gender, race or religion. Fifty-eight percent of charter school students are minority and 52 percent are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch.

    • Involvement

      Charter schools hold students, teachers and parents accountable for improving student achievement.

    • Tax Funded

      Charter schools run independently of traditional school districts, yet since they are public schools they are funded by tax-payer money. Charter schools have their own school boards.

  • What We Offer

    North Star Montessori Academy is a Preschool through 12th grade charter school, authorized by Northern Michigan University.

  • North Star Montessori Academy is a public school chartered by Northern Michigan University, serving grades Preschool - 12.

  • Many charter schools are helping to close the achievement gap for low-income and minority students. For many students and parents, charter schools are providing quality options and raising the bar in public education. North Star Montessori Academy strives to raise this bar in Marquette and the surrounding area.

    • Montessori
      • Preschool - 6th
      • 20
        Class size
    • Elementary School
      • K-5
      • 15-20
        Class size
    • Middle School
      • 6-8
      • 15-20
        Class size
    • High School
      • 9-12
      • 15-20
        Class size
  • We have been educating the students of Marquette and the surrounding area for over fifteen years. Our goal is to create a place that engages each child.

    Charter schools are unique for many reasons, and North Star Montessori Academy is no exception. With a charter school you can expect…

    • An Independent public school that is open to all students
    • A School of choice that provides a high quality education option
    • Charter school that exists under a contract with an authoritative public body
    • Funding by tax-payer money like any public school
    • Positive learning environment with small class sizes
    • Learning & Fun

      Project based and service based learning.

    • Healthy Meals

      Lunch meals provided through Lawry’s Pasty Shop.

    • Friendly Place

      Friendly staff that encourage peer respect and care.

    • Children Safety

      Scheduled safety drills and security throughout.

  • Meet Our Staff

    With experience in a vast array of education and community.

  • Our staff consists of twenty teachers and great assistants with experience in education and childhood care.

  • North Star Montessori Academy takes great pride in its teachers and staff. Our highly qualified and attentive staff is friendly, full of life, and always looking for ways to enhance the learning experience.

  • Meet all the staff at North Star Montessori Academy!

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch with us.
    • Postal Address

      North Star Montessori Academy
      3030 Wright Street
      Marquette, MI 49855

    • Phone & E-mail

      Phone: 906.226.0156
      Fax: 906.226.0167

    • Business Hours

      Monday – Friday
      8:00 am – 4:30 pm
      Weekend Closed

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