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Your Child’s Bright Future Begins At Montessori Academy of NWI

Montessori Academy of NWI offers a quality Montessori education in a stimulating, nurturing environment for preschool children ages 2-6 years. Our educational programs do much more than teach your child; they instill confidence, independent thought and a life long love of learning. As a parent, the choices you make for your child now will have a profound effect on their future development and success. Make the right choice for your child at Montessori Academy of NWI.

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A School In Your Community

As a Montessori school, we are different from traditional schools. Our first commitment is to the multidimensional development of the child. Our curriculum is challenging and you can expect your child to be provided with challenging work that is appropriate for him. However, our aim is for each child to be far more than a repository of information. We guide each child to think for himself. Cognitive development and a solid academic foundation are important, yet they represent only one dimension of our aspirations for your child. Equally significant is your child’s social, emotional, and physical development.

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Sensorial

The children feel, hear, and smell the similarities and differences in our world using sandpaper, cloth, graduated size puzzles, etc. This sets the brain up for later sorting, organization, and patience.

Mathematics

Children love to count! They learn to recognize and learn the names of the numbers. They are introduced to the concept of counting using familiar objects as ‘counters.’

Science & Geography

The program also exposes the children to the shape and size of our earth, and their place in it. Plants, an aquarium, and puzzle maps of the continents all let the children know that they are not alone in the world.

Language

Chilldren are just beginning to use language—some better than others. Our program emphasizes letter sounds and beginning word sounds, repeating them daily. Each child brings in an object which starts with the assigned sound to reinforce their personal contribution to group learning.

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The Essentials

What sets us apart from a traditional preschool/daycare?

As a Montessori school, we are different from traditional schools. Our first commitment is to the multidimensional development of the child. Our curriculum is challenging and you can expect your child to be provided with challenging work that is appropriate for him. However, our aim is for each child to be far more than a repository of information. We guide each child to think for himself. Cognitive development and a solid academic foundation are important, yet they represent only one dimension of our aspirations for your child. Equally significant is your child’s social, emotional, and physical development.

Children are given choices and a great deal of freedom-within limits-during the school day. They are allowed to experience, and learn from, the consequences of their choices thereby strengthening their critical thinking skills and promoting self-correction. The choices your child makes and the accompanying responsibilities influence the emerging character of your child. Choosing his own work, following that work through to completion, while working independently or in cooperation with others, the Montessori child identifies his interest and develops his individual gifts with the goal to strengthen intrinsic motivation and self-direction.

Significant emphasis is placed upon community service. Younger children learn by serving their small community, e.g., classmates, classroom, and family. As they grow, children reach out to the larger community and experience the many rewards of helping others. The children gain awareness and appreciation of others, of the challenges faced by others, and equally important, of their own strengths and abilities to help others and affect the world around them. Community service is an integral and important part of their lives and stays with them well beyond their Montessori years.

We treat each child with dignity and respect, and expect that the child will treat all others with the same respect. We treat each child as an individual and strive to develop each child’s unique gifts-within the context of the classroom and the school community. With freedom comes responsibility, and each child learns to balance his personal freedom with a clear sense of responsibility to himself, to others, and to the community as a whole.

Why Choose Our Montessori Program?

Individualized Learning
Each child works at the level they are capable of in every subject area and at a pace that they are capable of achieving. There is no pressure to keep up with their peers and if they are moving at a quicker pace, they are not held back.

Hands On Learning
Every subject area has hands on interactive materials that the children use to explore and learn. This is a concrete way to teach a child that also makes learning fun. An example: when a child is learning numbers, they not only learn the names of the numbers, but they also count a quantity of that number.

Multi-Aged Classrooms
The sense of community begins here. Having 3 years of age groups within a classroom allows older children to help younger children, which builds self-esteem. This also encourages the younger children in their learning by allowing them to see the older children doing advanced work.

Sensitive Periods for Learning
We recognize that children have periods in their development where they are more sensitive to learning certain concepts. We observe and realize when the child is ready to learn new concepts and introduce them at the appropriate time.

Admissions

The process begins with your school tour to visit our school. Following your tour and meeting at our school we invite you to observe one of our classrooms to see how our certified Montessori instructors interact with our students. You’ll notice how well the children interact and self-direct their activities, sharing with others and learning at their own pace.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2022-2023 School Year. Space is limited!

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Parent Testimonials

“We instantly felt great about the school and how caring and attentive they were to each child. The one on one care is so unique in today’s fast-paced learning environment.”

Alexis Stanley (Parent)

​“You will be amazed to see what your child learns and also the confidence and emotional stability he/she takes away from this type of schooling.”

Samantha Amezcua (Parent)