Brookfield Academy - Troy Campus

Preschool in Troy, MI 48083


Brookfield Academys mission is to provide students with the tools that they need both academic and social to succeed at the next level of their education. Students who graduate from Brookfield are prepared for the best middle schools and high schools possessing the work habits and the confidence they need in order to do well. Brookfield employs Montessori methodology a proven system which addresses each childs individuality. Sequential steps in academic growth are carefully tested before moving ahead in any subject allowing each student to progress at their own rate.

The Brookfield Academy Troy Campus built around 1980 actually began in rented space in St. Johns Church. By 1989 the school had gone through three additions. Finally in 1992 the last addition was added: our large multi-purpose room. The Troy campus now had 9 classrooms and catered to children from 18 months olds to 12 years old. Founded by its owners they insisted on the benefits of a sound early and individualized educational program for children. Now decades later our parents are still insisting on that same education. We believe that children are born with tremendous potential and we believe this potential is realized through the right kind of environment and experiences. Helping them develop a sense of responsibility and independence. It develops good work habits a fascination with the world a desire to discover its secrets and a well-balanced integrated personality.

Since our doors opened we have strived to offer a broad meaningful education that encompasses the mind culture emotions social expertise and practical skills. Our students academic success is achieved through an individualized non-graded academic curriculum. Instruction in reading language arts mathematics science Spanish language computer science social studies history and geography is presented individually or in small groups. Our students engage in wonderful field trips including experiencing what space is like from an astronauts point of view by attending fifth grade Space Camp in Alabama for a week. Other grade level field trips include a Nature Camp trip during the third grade and a Mackinac Island in fourth grade.

Above all we shall continue to be a singularly exceptional school that provides children with the foundation for their success in life.


Toddler Program is a 5 day program that is offered from 7:00am until 6:00pm. The toddler program is designed for a children 18 months of age until two and a half years old.

Preprimary (Childrens House) classes are offered for two five-day programs. Our half-day programs allow children to experience the Montessori Childrens House program for the morning or afternoon. Our full day program offers the child to experience the school day from the morning until the afternoon where children experience more of Science Geography Art and Physical Education. The Childrens House program is designed for a three-year age span which includes Kindergarten.

Elementary classes are offered for children ages six to twelve years of age. This school year we are offering two K-1 programs. While this is not the norm we were blessed with an abundance of young elementary students this year and feel that this environment was the best fit. Half-day programs are not offered.

Specialty Classes are offered during the school day for our students. Our Preprimary (Childrens House) children will receive instruction in Physical Education Spanish Class Music Class with art instruction within their classroom either from their teacher or from a special teacher. Our elementary students receive instruction in Physical Education Spanish Class Music Class Computer Science and Art Class outside of their classroom from a team of special teachers. This year our Special Class schedule is as follows:

Monday: Art Music

Tuesday: Computer Science Gym Spanish

Wednesday: Art Music

Thursday: Computer Science Gym Spanish

Friday: Music

Collectively our students may participate in Enrichment Classes that are offered after school: Soccer Chess Golf Art-Young Rembrandts French and Piano. Band is also offered to our upper elementary students during the school day. Our whole school participates in two musical concerts performed in the evening in December and April.

Our Faculty:

Ms. Debbie VanNest: Preprimary (Childrens House) Directress

Mrs. Odilia Roncone: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Christine Kreda: Toddler Associate Teacher

Mrs. Jennifer Barr: Preprimary (Childrens House) Directress

Ms. Corinne Elizabeth: After School Club Director

Mrs. Sibani Samanta: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Linda Warren: Preprimary (Childrens House) Directress

Mrs. Toni Schaeffer: Elementary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Leslie Kolly: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Ms. Lima Mitra: 1st-2nd Teacher – Math/ Science Instructor

Ms. Michelle Sturgis: 1st-2nd Teacher – Language Arts Instructor

Mrs. Patti Yamarino: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Sonia Sinha: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Jennifer Scalny: K-1 Lead Instructor

Mrs. Rita Gamlin: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mrs. Jean Beavers: K-1 Associate Teacher

Ms. Heidi Haas: Lower Elementary Math/Science Instructor

Ms. Vicki Davis: Lower Elementary Language Arts Instructor

Ms. Nicole Parrel: Upper Elementary Language Arts Instructor

Mrs. Karen Funyak: Upper Elementary Math/Science Instructor

Mrs. Denise Cavanaugh: Club Associate Teacher

Mrs. Priti Mehta: Preprimary Associate Teacher

Mr. Jim Cronk: Computer Science Instructor

Mr. Michael Mette: Physical Education Instructor

Mrs. Cecelia: Spanish Instructor

Mrs. Gabrielle Johnson: Music and Band Instructor

Carrie Wild: Preprimary/Kindergarten (Childrens House) Directress

Linda Bittner: Toddler Lead Teacher


Mrs. Shirley Sturgis: Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Julie Scully: Business Manager

Mrs. Lisa Luther: Principal

The merits of our program are best viewed in person. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about a Brookfield Academy education for your child. Drop by anytime during our Walk-in Wednesday parent tours from 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. or contact us to schedule a personal school visit.

Child Ages:
2 years - 12 years
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 7 am - 6 pm.

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