A State School Validation Program

This voluntary program is the way for you to show parents that your school offers their children a quality Montessori education that they can trust!

This “validation” of your early childhood program lets the Indiana Department of Education and Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) know that your school meets standards set by the Montessori community in Indiana.


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the vital duty of all educators to help keep schools as safe as possible, Validation verification visits have been temporarily suspended.  Schools interested in pursuing Validation may complete the application and questionnaire processes, and an on-site visit to complete the Validation process will be conducted when having visitors is safe and schools are operating on-campus.  Validation cannot be complete until after this visit has taken place.

If you have any questions about the Validation process, changes due to COVID-19, or would like to talk to the Approval Coordinator about creating a continuous improvement plan to work toward future validation, we would love to support you.  Please reach out.

UMSI Validated Schools

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Click here to learn more about the policies, standards and qualifications to become a Validated Montessori School.

Click here to read and download a validation program application.

Find out how to become a United Montessori Schools of Indiana Verifier in the Validation Program process. 

Click here to find downloadable forms for the School Validation Program.