Northglade Montessori Magnet School is a publicelementarymagnet school for students grades K-6, operated by the Kalamazoo Public Schools, located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. It was established in August 2001 by the restructuring of Northglade Elementary School. The school serves around 250 children, of whom 83% are black and 13% white. Children learn through the Montessori Method of guided exploration rather than through traditional educational methods. The principal is Flora E. Harrell.
Northglade reorganized and each of its teachers began intensified training to receive a Masters Degree in the Montessori method. It is the first public elementary school in Michigan to become accredited by the American Montessori Society and only the second in the US., Jeff Barr, Kalamazoo Gazette, 20 February 2008
Northglade Elementary School was Kalamazoo Public Schools' top-performing elementary school in 1996-97 before declining standards prompted the reconstruction. Each spring term students from the Kalamazoo College Chemistry Department worked with Northglade Elementary School on projects that culminated in the school's annual Science Expo., Kalamazoo College Chemistry Department