Creative Montessori Academy offers supervised before and after school care for students.

Creative Montessori Academy offers supervised before and after school care for students.  Latchkey is a service provided on an as needed basis, or for emergency situations. You are not billed unless your child is signed into Latchkey.  Please note that all students are subject to participation in the latchkey program.  If a parent is late picking up their child after school, the child will be placed in latchkey.

Morning Session: 6:30 am – 7:00 am
Afternoon Session: 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm


  • Once your child is signed in to Latchkey you are automatically billed $4.00
  • The automatic $4.00 fee also applies if your child is signed-in after a school function such as sports practice and/or tutoring
  • After 4:00pm fees are billed by the quarter hour. Which means $1.00 for every fifteen minutes after 4:00pm
    • Example – 3:30-4:00 = $4.00/ 3:30 to 4:15 = $5.00 / 3:30 to 5:00 = $8.00 (quarter hour fees applied after 4:00pm)

Children not picked up by 6:00pm will be assessed a charge of $1.00 per minute per child. Child Protective Services and the Southgate Police Department will be notified. Payment is due upon pick-up.


You may pay the balance either by check, cash, money order, or credit card. A payment box is located in the main office. A $25.00 fee will be charged to your account for checks returned by your bank for any reason in addition to the regular bill. First occurrence will mandate all payments to be paid by money order or cash.

Payment Policy:

Latchkey is a prepay or daily pay service. If a student does not have a prepaid account, payment is expected upon pick up. Weekly statements are sent via email with each students prepaid account information every Sunday.