Welcome to TCAPS Montessori Program
TCAPS is one of the few public school districts in the state that offers a public Montessori program.
What is Montessori?
The Montessori Philsophy emphasizes a child-centered environment that develops character, skills, and independent learning. Children can freely choose from a number of developmentally appropriate activities taught by certified Montessori instructors to meet curricular goals.
The educational focus of TCAPS' Montessori is based on the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician who developed this unique method of education based on her observations that children almost effortlessly absorb knowledge from their surroundings. Dr. Montessori's pioneering work created a blueprint for nurturing all children to become self-motivated, independent, and life-long learners.
"Our philosophy is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."
at Glenn Loomis
Lisa VanLoo, Director
1009 Oak Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
8:15 AM - 3:13 PM
Half Day Dismissal: 11:37 AM
Programs offered through TCAPS Montessori include:
Toddler Program: Ages 18 - 36 months
Primary Classes: Ages 3 - 6, including Kindegarten
Elementary Classes: Ages 6 - 12
In order to provide a more "visual experience" for parents, please watch the "Video Tour of TCAPS Montessori" below.
You will have the opportunity to see a video of our program either by the specific level in which you are interested, or see the video in its entirety, which is highly recommended.
Tour of TCAPS Montessori
(Click on one of the links below to watch.)
Media Player | Quick Time
To watch shorter clips of this video,
click on the desired program below.