OU-sponsored Four Corners Montessori Academy to open in September
Rochester, Mich. – Oakland University’s Office of Public School Academies has announced the planned opening of Four Corners Montessori Academy (FCMA) in Madison Heights. The pre-K through eighth-grade academy was approved by the OU Board of Trustees in June 2008 and strives to provide Metro Detroit children with a quality education based on Montessori educational principles. A tuition-based preschool program will be offered along with the tuition-free K-8 program.
The academy is scheduled to open on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and the public is invited to attend an FCMA open house on from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13. It is located at 1075 E. Gardenia Ave. in Madison Heights.
FCMA aims to create a positive learning environment with low student-to-teacher ratios, individualized curriculum, hands-on learning experiences and multi-age classrooms. In addition, the academy will offer full-day kindergarten classes and serve students of diverse social and academic backgrounds.
State-certified and Montessori-trained teachers will develop supportive relationships with students, guiding them for three-year periods on a distinct path toward knowledge and self-discovery. Teachers will foster character development and achievement by affording students the opportunity to pursue their natural talents and learning styles. In addition, students will be part of a supportive learning community that values diversity and promotes collaboration among parents, teachers and peers.