We are situated on 3.5 acres in Milford Township, just 2.5 miles east of the Village of Milford, in northwest Oakland County. We provide a non-graded, nurturing environment for ages 2 months through 6 years of age. We are a state licensed private school, nursery school, and childcare center, and serve families from Milford, Commerce, Commerce Township, Hartland, Highland, Holly, Union Lake, Walled Lake, White Lake, Wixom, West Bloomfield etc.  We adhere to the Montessori Method and Philosophy.

Our Mission


The philosophy of Milford Montessori School is one of UNITY and COMMUNITY. We adhere to the Montessori philosophy of educating the whole child: physically, intellectually and emotionally. Our team of Montessori teachers is dedicated to the following the "spirit of the child," while developing a community of harmony, trust, and joy in learning.

We are a team who believes we learn as much from the child as they learn from us. We see ourselves as guides to serve the child in their independence to develop at their own pace and to trust the child to know their own needs. We believe the child, parents, and teachers are members of the same community dedicated to the purpose of guiding the child in his own efforts to develop themselves in their atmosphere of trust and joy.

Our teachers

Ms. Maria - Program Director & Lead Teacher P2

Ms. Maria has been working at MMS for over 20 years and has her AMS certification. This is her second year in her role as Program Director and she feels very excited and enthusiastic about it. We are very happy to have Ms. Maria in this position. Ms. Maria has a great love for children and for the Montessori Method. She is also the Lead Teacher in P2.
She loves to go boating and fishing with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her mom and dad, sister, brother in law, niece and godson.

Ms. Renu - Lead Teacher P1

Ms. Renu is a firm believer in the teachings of Maria Montessori. In her 17 years of teaching career, she cultivated a deep passion and understanding for accommodating the emotional and intellectual needs of preschoolers in the Montessori system and the balance needed between firmness and playfulness; sensitivity and respect with the student of this age.  She has a Master’s degree in English, a bachelor’s degree in education and an early childhood credential from American Montessori. She also has a CDA (Child Development Associate) national credential, and successfully completed Orton Gillingham Certification from Michigan Dyslexic Institute.
She has three adult children.
We are very lucky to have Ms. Renu in our School. Amazingly she had worked in Calcutta with Mother Theresa helping children in need.  She loves children!

Ms. Jen - Preschool & Kindergarten P2

Jennifer Shaw is co-teaching with Ms. Maria in the morning and has taken over the science curriculum with Ms. Renu in the afternoon. She started her educational career at Milford Montessori when she was 18 years old and stayed on while she was going to Eastern Michigan University where she received her BS in elementary education. She also has a Masters in Educational Leadership with a background in curriculum. She has taught in the public schools for 10 years, however, she realized her heart still belonged to Milford Montessori and the Montessori Philosophy.
This is Ms. Jen’s second year back at MMS and she is very excited to be working for the school and being an educator to all the amazing children. On a personal note, Ms. Jen together with her husband Ryan has to beautiful children Remi and Hayden, ages 5 and 2.

Ms. Shannon - Lead Teacher / Nest

Everybody who knows Ms. Shannon will immediately recognize her love for babies and toddlers! Ms. Shannon is well known for her wide experience that she has gained during her 15+ years with MMS. She has her certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is planning to go back and refresh her knowledge about infant and toddlers. She has 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Ms. Amy – Assistant Teacher, Nest / Administrative Assistant

Ms. Amy has her Montessori Paraprofessional Certificate. She supports Ms. Shannon in the Nest and supports administrative work in the office. She is in charge of our AM extra care. She opens the school at 7 a.m. every day. Ms. Amy has adult children, Jake, Zach and Ms. Riley. She also has 2 granddaughters, Lylah and Olivia.  She loves to spend time with her family.

Ms. Riley – Preschool & Kindergarten P1

Ms. Riley has her Montessori training and is a former student of MMS. She was Ms. Regina’s intern last school year and is very lucky she had Ms. Renu as a mentor. Ms. Riley enjoys spending time with her family. She has two brothers and two nieces that she loves and adores. She also loves animals and has two ducks and a rabbit.

Ms. Cynthia – Assistant Teacher, Toddlers / Spanish Teacher

Ms. Cynthia has her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations in Mexico, and has her Montessori Paraprofessional Certificate. Ms. Cynthia is also our Spanish Teacher in the Nest and P1 Classroom.  Respect and love is very important to her, she loves children and babies.  She is married and has a son, Rodrigo who is 8 years old. Her passion is her family.

Ms. Aimee - Lead Teacher, After Care

Ms. Aimee loves children. We can see how much she enjoys them.  We are very lucky to have her in our afternoon After Care. Ms. Aimee has been with us for 2 years and has completed the required early childhood development and Montessori trainings.  She is very protective, creative and enjoys giving lessons in Art.

Ms. Addie – Assistant Teacher, After Care

Ms. Addie is a former student of MMS and has completed the required early childhood development and Montessori trainings. Ms. Addie has been with us for 3 years. Children love her creativity and enjoy Art projects.  Ms. Addie is a natural fit for the aftercare classroom.

Ms. Michele – Music Teacher

Ms. Michele is well known for her wide experience that she has gained during all these years teaching music to children. She is once a week at MMS teaching to our little ones.

Ms. Ludmila – French Teacher

Ms Ludmila is a music teacher too, she loves to teach French with music, it’s a good opportunity because we know that children love to learn through music.

2700 E Commerce St, Milford, MI, 48381 United States