Welcome to The Ancona School

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  • Experience the Power and Joy of Learning!

    Ancona educates students to become creative problem solvers, confident risk takers, and independent, lifelong learners. Rooted in the Montessori tradition, our child-centered school stimulates the joy of learning and builds a strong academic foundation. We inspire children to nourish their inner lives, find the power in their own voices, and strive for justice and peace. In a community of cultural, economic, and individual diversity, Ancona cultivates understanding, care, and respect for others.

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  • 100%

    Graduation Rate
  • 18

    Average Class Size
  • 8:1

    Student-to-Teacher Ratio
  • 15,000 sq. ft.

    Outdoor Learning Space

News & Events

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  • Experience Life on Campus

Upcoming Events

Hear Our Stories

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  • From an Ancona Parent

    The decision to send our children to Ancona has restored joy not only to our children’s education, but to our family life. In the morning, when we drop them off at Ancona, we know that each day is a tapestry woven of play and challenge, rich experiences alone and with friends, and freedom of choice as well as prescribed activities

Hear Our Stories

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  • From an Ancona Faculty Member and Parent

    Every day, my students motivate me with their wit, insight, and empathy. My colleagues wow me with their dedication, compassion, and brilliance. Ancona parents inspire me by creating authentic relationships with their children and engaging them in rich conversations about the world
    • Affiliations

      Independent Schools Association of the Central States

    • Affiliations

      Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      National Association of Independent Schools

    • Affiliations

      American Montessori Society

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