OU-sponsored Four Corners Montessori Academy to open in September

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.

For more information about the academy, visit www.fourcornersmontessori.com or call (248) 452-7001.