“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 a beautiful arts and crafts building that was constructed in 1928. The school is a small school consisting of 11 classrooms, a cafeteria 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 Fritch building merging their program with another MPS school, Dover. 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 seventh Montessori program in Milwaukee Public Schools. The school opened in the fall of 2012 and currently has 5 primary classrooms of three, four and five year old children. Next school 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 30 students in the morning in our primary classrooms with a full time assistant and around 12 K5 students in the afternoon. There is a reasonable priced Camp program open to Howard Avenue Montessori families 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.
Open enrollment for the 2014-2015 will be February 3-21, 2014. If you are interested in finding out more about the Montessori program, please have them contact the office for a tour of the school. We will have an open house on February 4th from 6-8pm.
The Montessori method of education is based on the philosophy that children reach their fullest 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 teachers ensure that our young learners build confidence in their abilities, feel good about their school experience and develop peaceful relationships with their peers.