SWMA.jpgSouthwest Montessori Academy
1625 Magnavox Way Suite B
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Phone: (260) 434-4450
Principal: Vyju Kadambi


Dr. Maria Montessori, engineer, physician, and educator, developed a new way of teaching young children by observing their behaviors, at the early part of the 20th century. Through much trial and error and continuous and meticulous observations, she developed materials and a sequence of lessons in order to help students develop the whole child physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Montessori teachers know they cannot only teach to one of these components, as they are all interdependent. The methodology is based on a deep respect for the child who in turn, shows respect for himself, others, and his environment. We honor where the child is and help them get to the next step. We form bonds first with the children by smiling, inviting and encouraging. Once the environment of trust and respect is established the student earns greater freedom.