Creative Montessori Academy was authorized by Wayne RESA in January 2001 to provide a Montessori-based program for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. Since its beginning, the Academy has grown from 125 students to more than 630 students. The highly qualified staff is rich with seasoned Montessori teachers, many of whom have been with CMA since it became a public school academy.

For more than 25 years, prior to its transition to a public school academy, Creative Montessori Academy provided students with an outstanding Montessori education. The school leaders believed that the benefits of the Montessori Method should be available to all students, regardless of their ability to afford a tuition. The passage of the Michigan Public School Academy law provided CMA with the ideal opportunity to reach as many students as possible and encourage students who were not thriving in traditional school programs.