“The secret of life lies hidden within each of us and it is to be discovered and actualized most easily when we are children.” - Sanford Jones, Montessori Lecturer
Howard Avenue Montessori School is housed in the old Tippecanoe school building on East Howard Avenue on the southeast side of Milwaukee. The building is in the arts and crafts style and was constructed in 1928. The school is small, consisting of 10 classrooms, a lunchroom and gym with a stage. The former program, Tippecanoe School for the Arts and Humanities, a K-4 to 8th grade program out grew the space and moved its location to the Fritche building merging their program with Dover, another MPS school. The Tippecanoe program, which focused on the arts, left the school adorned with beautiful murals and art work. In addition to the art work, the building has the old world charm of a school with natural wood work, hardwood floors, terrazzo tile halls and cabinetry that make is a beautiful environment for a Montessori program.
Howard Avenue Montessori School is the sixth Montessori program in Milwaukee Public Schools. The school opened in the fall of 2012 and currently has 4 primary classrooms of three, four and five year old children. Next year the school will add two lower elementary classrooms of 1st grade. The school will continue to grow up to 6th grade. Classroom sizes will be approximately 31 students in the morning in our primary classrooms with a full time assistant and about 13 K5 students in the afternoon. There is a reasonable priced Camp program open to enrolled Howard Avenue Montessori students from 7:00am to 6:00pm daily.
Each year, for open enrollment, we will have K3 seats open and a limited number of K4 seats. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
The Montessori method of education is based on the philosophy that children are able to reach their full potential through multi-age interactions in an inquiring, cooperative and encouraging atmosphere. Our staff focuses on fostering competent and responsible students who demonstrate creativity, concentration, coordination and independence in their work. The Montessori environment and the teachers ensure that our young learners build confidence in their abilities, feel good about their school experience and develop peaceful relationships with their peers.