Montessori Garden Academy is conveniently located at 4141 S. East Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. Serving toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary grades 1st-3rd, the Montessori Garden Academy builds children's self-confidence and nurtures their natural curiosity. It's different from traditional child care and early education because children "learn by doing" to achieve a sense of pride and independence.
Early on, children learn to cooperate with one another and resolve their own conflicts respectfully. Rather than a "cookie cutter" approach, MGA's caring teachers and individualized attention enable each child to reach his or her highest potential.
Early childhood is a precious window of time when kids are most receptive to learning. Help build a strong foundation for your child or grandchild by investing in a rich learning environment now.
To learn more about our school, please visit our website at montessorigardenacademy.org or contact us by phone at (317) 782-9990.
The Montessori Centres Pre-school and Primary school was established in 1966 to offer quality education to all children between the ages of 3 and 9 years of age.
Our Montessori environment provides a happy atmosphere for your child to learn reading, writing, mathematics, sciences, social studies, foreign languages, art, music, and character development. Our programs are designed to develop each child's full potential intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Our methods provide a firm foundation of self-confidence and self-discipline while preserving your child's innate curiosity, motivation and love for learning.
Montessori Centres features:
- An excellent academic education
- Montessori-certified lead teachers
- A genuine and dedicated interest in children and their individual academic needs.
- Computer skill development
- Field trips to area museums and dramatic presentations
- An unparalleled joy for learning
- A welcoming environment in which your child can thrive
Stephen Foster, School 67, has a current enrollment of 750 students in two instructional programs, the traditional program for grades K-6 and the Montessori Option Program for grades K-8. Our attendance area encompasses the westside inner city urban area allowing us to be culturally and socio-economically diverse. 100% of our students receive free or reduced lunch and textbook assistance with a racial composition of white, black, and hispanic.
Stephen Foster, School 67, is an exceptional place where all children will learn. All staff members are committed to seeing that all children reach their potential and become capable, independent, successful citizens who will assume effective roles in society.
The Traditional Program combines a solid core curriculum that uses the adopted IPS textbooks and other supplemental materials that challenge students with enrichment activities. We foster critical thinking, use of higher-level skills, problem solving activities, and a strong literature and writing base program. High expectations are set for students in behavior, as well as in academic achievement. We work to train and develop skills that will prepare our students for the future as productive citizens. With an ongoing identification and assessment of the strengths in an already successful program, our goal is to maintain and continue to improve upon what has worked well in a traditional elementary school setting.
Montessori Option Program
The Montessori approach to education is based upon the work of Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, and was introduced into the United States in the early 1900's. Her methods have been studied and incorporated around the world. Currently there are many Montessori Schools throughout the US, including several in public school systems.
Part of School 67 is a Montessori magnet school within the Indianapolis Public Schools thus the philosophy and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori combine with the Indiana State Standards to drive the instructional program. The program is designed to teach the whole child; physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually while effectively mastering the Indiana State Standards. The method meet the developmental needs of students through the use of sequenced, concrete, manipulative materials in every subject area. The discovery approach fosters an attitude of inquiry and provides a foundation for problem solving. Lessons, presented in an "impressionistic" style, automatically illustrate concept in all areas of the curriculum. IPS textbooks are also used for direct instruction and individual work. Our practices emphasize the children learning how to learn by continually practicing, reviewing, and revising their work and competing intrinsically with their own best efforts as they add to their knowledge and competence.
The Montessori classrooms are set up as multi-age, multi-ability, inclusionary learning environments. Direct instruction occurs in small groups throughout the school day. Student Individual Learning Plans allow for independent exploration and practice with hands on materials, peer tutoring, cooperative group activities, and one on one instruction by classroom instructional assistants. Learning Plans are developed based on each individual student's specific academic needs.
Northside Montessori is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, near the historic Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. In operation since 1986, NMS provides classic Montessori education for pre-school through 6th grade students. Please call to learn more about how NMS can help your child become a life-long learner!
At the heart of the Montessori philosophy is the notion that each child is unique. It challenges not only the intellectual development of the child, but the emotional/spiritual and physical aspects as well. Whether you are a current member of our school community or someone looking at options for your childs education, we hope you will find useful information here.