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UMSI Member Schools


Southwest Montessori Academy

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Bloomington Montessori School

Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington Montessori School is a privately funded, not-for-profit school (preschool – age 3 through grade 6). The school was founded in 1968, by a group of parents who wanted Montessori education for their children. The school moved to its present location in 1983 and was expanded for the third time in 2012. The building was specially designed to suit the needs of children learning in a Montessori environment. The school has been a member of the American Montessori Society since 1971. Classrooms are led by certified Montessori teachers.

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Marquette Montessori Academy

South Bend, Indiana

Marquette Montessori is a public Montessori magnet school in South Bend, Indiana. An American Montessori Society member school on the pathway to accreditation, Marquette seeks to provide a Montessori learning environment that reveals each child's innate love of learning and prepares all children to thrive in a complex world. As a child centered, diverse, urban school, we are dedicated to creating a community that instills peace, courtesy, grace and respect while inspiring children from three to grade six to develop higher order thinking skills and leadership capacity. Encouraging academic excellence and student success, the Indiana College and Career Standards serve as a springboard for our Montessori Implementation. Applications are accepted annually November 1 - December 15 for the following school year.

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Martin Luther King Montessori School

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Northside Montessori School

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Wanting to provide an exciting learning environment for children, Northside Montessori School was lovingly founded in 1986. Based on a community of dedicated teachers, involved parents and cost-effective tuition, we embraced Maria Montessoriʼs philosophy of learning which meets each child where they are. Children are always our first priority, and we offer flexible schedules to nurture their minds. We enroll children starting at 3 years old and go through 6th grade.

Community Montessori

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New Albany, Indiana

In 1998, Community Montessori ( was founded in New Albany, Indiana as a unique educational option in our local community. Our devoted staff has worked diligently to design an educational journey that focuses on the whole child. We serve families and children from birth through high school.


Community Montessori takes this belief about learning and applies it to all stages of development. We believe in knowing and understanding the individual first and then using that knowledge to support their journey, charting a personalized course of learning. In 2002, we converted to a charter school and have a tuition-free program for K-12.  Although our infant through 4 year old programs are tuition based, we work with all families to support tuition payments.


Following the Montessori core belief system, we provide an environment that respects all people and ideas. Because of our holistic approach to education, learners receive an enriched learning environment where they are supported in their emotional and physical wellness as they strive to become self-regulated, internally motivated, life-long learners.


In 2011, we reached full capacity of over 600 learners and we graduated our first vibrant young adults. With a waiting list of more than 100 children and teens from our annual lottery for admission, we will continue to be an exceptional educational option for our community.


A Children's Habitat Montessori School

Indianapolis, Indiana

IPS George Washington Carver Montessori School 87

Indianapolis, Indiana

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IPS George Washington Carver - Montessori - School 87 is one of three sites for the  Montessori Option Program for grades PreK-8 in Indianapolis Public Schools.   George Washington Carver Montessori 87 encompasses the west-side of Indianapolis.  The success of every student at George Washington Carver – Montessori School 87 depends on a TEAM of all students, teachers, parents, and staff working together to make sure students are provided a rigorous Montessori instructional program that enables them to make a positive contribution to a global society.  Our Public Montessori School offers different programs and opportunities at School 87 to give children and parents every opportunity to be successful while at school.  One of our core values states that “Parents understand and support the purposes of the school:  they are partners."


Montessori School of Westfield

Westfield, Indiana

Center Grove Montessori


Greenwood, Indiana

Greenwood Montessori Children's House


Greenwood, Indiana

GMCH provides a rich learning environment designed to inspire children, from 6 weeks to 6 years old, to work to their potential, becoming lifelong learners through a meaningful, individualized curriculum. We pride ourselves in being able to provide an authentic Montessori experience using a personalized approach with teachers trained to observe and tailor lessons to each child’s learning style and interests. The deeply committed staff strives to collaborate with the families and neighbors in the City of Greenwood and the surrounding neighborhoods to create a learning center that will benefit the whole community. (1).png

Village Montessori 

Indianapolis, Indiana

International Montessori School, Inc.

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Indianapolis, Indiana

The International Montessori School (IMS) was established in 2004 to provide parents in the greater Indianapolis area (Carmel, Indianapolis, Zionsville, and Fishers) with an affordable option for high quality, early childhood education using the Montessori Principles indoctrinated by Marria Montessori. IMS Principal and Directress, Narinder (Ranee) Dhadialla, combines her Montessori training from London, UK, from first generation students of Maria Montessori,  with over thirty-five years of teaching experience in Kenya and several US States to create a nurturing environment for early childhood development. At IMS, students gain foundational scholastic and life skills, like a genuine love for learning and respect for the environment, while being exposed to their culturally diverse world.  IMS offers pre-school and kindergarten for 3-6 years old, and will offer lower elementary (Grades 1-3) starting Fall, 2019.  Additional details of the program and parent feedback can be found on the school web-site:  


Fishers Montessori School, Inc.

Fishers, Indiana


Bunche Montessori
Early Childhood Center

Fort Wayne, Indiana

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The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

Mishawaka, Indiana

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TLC Children's Place

Pendleton, Indiana


Montessori School of Greater Lafayette

West Lafayette, Indiana

MSGL is a a school guided by the educational philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. We provide a child-centered environment that facilitates independence and learning for the joy of learning. With a foundation of respect for self and for others and with a strong emphasis on cultural appreciation, our staff and community create a supportive network for families to help children grow into well-rounded individuals. MSGL is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, and serves approximately 180 students per year. The school is one of only five nationally accredited Montessori schools in Indiana. MSGL is accredited by the American Montessori Society.


IPS Rousseau McClellan School 91

Indianapolis, Indiana

Rousseau McClellan Montessori School 91 is part of the Indianapolis Public Schools district. It is a PreK-8th grade school that teaches the whole child to be a lifelong learner that is prepared to lead and challenged to make a difference in the world.

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Alyssum Montessori School

Alyssum Montessori is a school of and for curious minds providing authentic Montessori education for children ages 3 to 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We are part of the greater Wildflower network of schools that supports one another to create a new learning environment that blurs the boundaries between home-schooling and institutional schooling, between scientists and teachers, between schools and the neighborhoods around them. At the core of Wildflower's 9 principles are Montessori teachers who lead their schools, commit to innovation in the classroom, and aspire to providing equitable opportunity for families.  Alyssum opened its doors in September 2018 and is the first Wildflower School in the state of Indiana. 

Fort Wayne, Indiana


St. Mark's Early Learners Montessori

Auburn, Indiana

St. Mark’s Early Learners is dedicated to providing a high-quality Montessori Education.  Our environment has been created so all children feel like the school is a home away from home.  We feel each and every child has a right to a safe and healthy environment, to individual attention, to respect, and love.  Following the Montessori Philosophy, children develop a sense of self-respect and the love of learning, which will endure for the rest of their lives.  Being a church, we also address the spiritual development of the child with our Godly Play materials.

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Children's Montessori House

Westfield, Indiana

Children’s Montessori House believes in creating an environment designed to help your child develop academically, socially, and emotionally, creating the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
We offer early childhood education for ages 3 to 6 years, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Little Way Montessori

Plymouth, Indiana

High-fidelity half-day Montessori preschool in Plymouth. The little things, the ordinary and everyday, are the wonderful, worthy, dignified things.


Indiana Montessori Academy

Carmel, Indiana

Founded in 2011, Indiana Montessori Academy, an AMI-recognized school, offers a comprehensive Montessori program for children ages 18 months through grade 6 via our respective Toddler, Primary and Elementary Montessori environments.  Located in Carmel, Indiana, IMA is a multicultural Montessori community committed to Dr. Maria Montessori’s pedagogy and our own "green-school" initiatives.  We have recently moved into our newly constructed building featuring outdoor learning gardens and a natural playground. 

IMA believes a respectful, thoughtful, peaceful child will create a peaceful and sustainable future. 

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The Montessori School at Wabash Presbyterian Church

Wabash, Indiana

The Montessori School at WPC (TMS), an AMS member school, is the first Montessori program in Wabash, IN. During the school-year, TMS serves students ages 18 months - 9 years in our Toddler Community, Children's House, Forest School, and Lower Elementary Classrooms. In the summer, we offer completely outdoor programs to students ages 3-12 years at Asherwood Nature Preserve (Wabash, IN) and Joyfield Farm (North Manchester, IN). 

At TMS, we believe human development is not bound by age, each person has an inherent motivation to develop themselves, and each person is unique in personality and interest. 

To learn more about our programs, please visit our website:


Geist Montessori Academy Pre-K

McCordsville, Indiana

Geist Montessori Academy serves children ages 3 to 6 years old. We offer half day and full day programs. Our curriculum includes language, math, science, geography, sensorial, practical life, art, music and gym.

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At Geist Montessori Academy, a FREE Public Charter school grades K-8, we see the miracle of life in its most profound and organic form, children, who transform before our very eyes. We study and observe children with grand adoration and appreciation. Due to our genuine awe and reverence for the individual spirit, we act as gentle guides on the side, gardeners, and provide “just right” learning experiences to help children unfold and reach their fullest potential. By combining a community approach with authentic lessons, nature, and outreach, we journey together with gratitude, each stage of learning a step deeper on the path of knowing. At GMA, we believe that we are better together, so please visit our website; we hope you join our school family:

McCordsville, Indiana


Maria Montessori International Academy

Carmel, Indiana

We prepare your children for life…
This is a bold claim.  However, we are not a daycare center where you drop off your child for a couple of hours a day.  We have a system in place to ensure your child gets firmly established in their journey to lifelong learning.  MMIA serves children ages 3 months – 12 years, set up in multi-aged classrooms.  See Our Classes for more info.

Maria Montessori International Academy (MMIA) knows that a certified Montessori education guarantees your child will exceed their potential in a warm, peaceful environment.  We encourage children on a joyful journey: independence provides an empowered classroom where early literacy takes place naturally.  Once literacy is accomplished, children have infinite possibilities to explore and grow to their fullest potential.  At MMIA, your child will learn music, math, art, social sciences, cultural awareness, as well as Spanish, French and Chinese language learning via immersion.

We pride ourselves on having a team of experts that provide one-on-one interactions with your child.  Our Infant rooms have teacher to children ratios of 1:3!  With many of our AMS and AMI certified teachers having been at MMIA for over 10 years; our team provides the consistency children crave.

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St. Joseph Montessori School

South Bend Indiana

St. Joseph Montessori School is a Children\'s House located in South Bend, IN. A non-profit founded in 2017, we serve children aged three to six and their families. We are a cooperative school embracing the Montessori method and the richness of Catholicism. We see the environment of the home and the environment of the school as deeply complimentary in the formation of the whole child. We seek a family-centered, joyful community that values each person uniquely and leads each to holiness and a lifelong love of learning


The Vine Early Learning Center

Angola, Indiana

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:13-15. The Vine brings children to Jesus through a loving safe early learning experiential curriculum. Our child centered Christian model, combined with a Montessori approach, supports the child, as one naturally eager for knowledge, and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, culture filled environment. With highly trained loving faculty, children develop spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Your assistance will be needed to aid in impacting our community and a civil society in the following way.


The Montessori School of Crawfordsville

Crawfordsville, Indiana

If you’re looking for a school to foster your child’s imagination and their own ability to learn with their hands, this is the place for you.

We offer education for 3-6 year-olds, and specialize in the following:

  • Spanish

  • Yoga

  • Creative Movement


Peanut Montessori

Indianapolis, Indiana

Teaching practical life skills through Montessori based principles to the next generation of Central Indiana.

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Carlin Park Montessori Early Learning Center

Angola, Indiana

Carlin Park Montessori Early Learning Center uses the Montessori method which focuses on the natural stages of child development of children ages 3-6 by preparing an environment that cultivates a desire to learn. The whole program is designed to stimulate the child’s independence and self-directed learning, with the teacher serving as a constant guide. In this way, students are able to experience the joy of learning and develop self-esteem through successful experiences. The children learn abstract concepts from experiences with concrete sensory materials. They grow in understanding of their world while gaining academic skills.


Montessori Academy in the Oaks


Since 1966, MAITO has provided guidance and educational opportunities as vast as a child\'s desire to discover. We offer toddler, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Stimulating classroom environments promote creativity and exploration that help students develop a love for learning. We emphasize respect for others, respect for oneself, and respect for the environment to help prepare our students for a lifetime of success, both inside and outside the classroom.


The Nature School of Central Indiana


The Nature School of Central Indiana was founded with one purpose - to build a space for all students to grow, learn and create with each passing day. Through a unique teaching approach working within the core principles of Maria Montessori and Waldorf education, a focus on nature and experiential learning, and a truly passionate staff, we help students develop academically and personally to the highest level.


Agape Child Care Ministry

Hudson, Indiana

Agape provides a Christian-based, Montessori education for children through an enrich classroom and outdoor experience. Serving infants, toddlers, primary and school-age children up to 10 years old.


Lighthouse Montessori Education Center

Ashley, Indiana

Lighthouse is spreading light to families and children through Christian-based, Montessori education. Serving children ages 6 weeks through 6 years.

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Magnolia Montessori

Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Magnolia Montessori is an early childhood learning community specializing in individualized Montessori Education for children ages 2 through 6 years old. Children learn in an environment designed just for them, based on their level of development, with carefully prepared materials, and attentive staff. A Masters-degreed licensed educator, holding an AMI Primary Montessori Certification, guides children based on their individual needs. Specialized. Individualized. Micro-school. A quality education and early childhood experience meets the exact needs of your child.

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