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1110 College NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Stepping Stones Montessori School

 An elementary student studies the “Timeline of Life” in a Lower Elementary classroom, ages 6-9

An elementary student studies the “Timeline of Life” in a Lower Elementary classroom, ages 6-9

Welcome to Stepping Stones Montessori School


A place for joyful learning!

Are you looking for something different for your child? If you're interested in an education that focuses on your child's innate joy for discovery and that emphasizes critical thinking, we would love to talk with you.


We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 Academic Year.  Our open enrollment period will continue through the end of February 2019 and applications will be considered subject to availability and the following criteria:

  1. Current Students

  2. Siblings of Current Students

  3. Students with Montessori Experience

  4. Other students with a priority on establishing an optimal mix of ages


Admissions Policy

Stepping Stones Montessori School does not discriminate in admissions, placement, or its educational programs or activities, based on gender, gender identity, sexual preference, race, religion, national origin, height, weight, color, creed,  or disability unrelated to the child's ability to participate, with or without accommodation, in the essential activities of the School.

Montessori Notes

Many people believe that Montessori is a pre-school program. But did you know that Montessori programs extend through Adolescence? And that Montessori programs have been demonstrated to have more periods of "flow" and optimal concentration and higher levels of creativity? Come learn about the Cosmic Education offered to students at our school. 

Join us for a hands-on Montessori Information Night on Thursday, January 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Participants will hear a bit of the theory behind Montessori in the elementary years. Then, they will work in the classrooms with hands-on lessons and materials in both our Lower elementary (ages 6-9) and our Upper Elementary (ages 9-12). Teachers will be available to answer questions.


Stepping Stones Montessori School was founded in 1983 by a dedicated group of parents and Montessori educators who recognized the benefits that a sound, individualized, and continuous Montessori program can offer a child. Today, as the oldest private Montessori school in Grand Rapids, Stepping Stones Montessori continues to provide an outstanding educational environment.