ENCOURAGING IMAGINATION, EXPLORATION, AND INNOVATION.
Welcome to Maria Montessori International Academy
We invite imagination, exploration and innovation!
At Maria Montessori International Academy (MMIA), your child is welcomed into a warm, peaceful setting that invites imagination, exploration, and innovation through a certified Montessori education. Every day offers promise for discovery, fun, and growth.
We’re dedicated to preparing your child for life. Our MMIA schools feature Montessori materials and environments that invite children to explore real-life learning experiences, music, math, social sciences, Spanish immersion, cultural awareness, and art.
Preparing your children for life.
The MMIA Environment
MMIA adheres to these authentic Montessori principles:
– Sensorial development
– Mixed-age groups
– Children work at their own pace
– Children are free to choose their own work
– Environment that invites exploration, discipline
– Home-like setting
Our MMIA teachers have the following qualities:
– Demonstrated passion for teaching
– Certified by American Montessori Society or the
Association Montessori Internationale
– Received a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
– Adhere to Montessori philosophy of respect to the child as an individual
MMIA’s curriculum includes:
– Spanish immersion, Chinese
– Music and art
– Geography and cultural studies
– Math, science, and language (phonetics)
– Practical life skills
– Emphasis on cognitive and social development
– Overall academic excellence
At MMIA, we recognize the importance of family and community in nurturing the child. We provide:
Regular updates on the child | Tips on creating a Montessori home environment | Flexible programs (part-time, full-time, extended care, summer camp)
to accommodate working parents and stay-at-home parents | Supplementary programs and instruction
At Maria Montessori International Academy, we want families to be an integral part of their child’s journey to lifelong learning. We keep families updated through regular communications, including insights on their child’s daily activities and one-on-one conversations. It’s also important for us to receive feedback from our MMIA families. From what they tell us, MMIA has been an environment that allows their children to thrive.
Here are a few comments from some of our MMIA parents.
“It’s like home …”
“It’s very rare you’re able to send your child somewhere and feel comfortable all the way around. The education at Maria Montessori International Academy is excellent. I still have a recording of my daughter reading for the first time on her own. And that was before her fourth birthday. But it goes beyond education. We had a good genuine feel about the atmosphere. It’s like home. It also allowed my daughter open up to her creativity.”
Andrell Moore MMIA Parent of a 1st grader
“The kids love it.”
“I didn’t know much about Montessori when we first visited. It was very different. The students are able to wear their slippers, hang out on the floor and do yoga. My daughter’s classroom is like a little family. They love it. It was a stretch for me but I see the magic it has had on my child. In a traditional setting, if a student gets tripped upon something, they would get left behind. Here, they’re able to sit back, reflect and work at their pace. My daughter loves the work.”
Teresa Gallaway MMIA Parent of an elementary student
“I liked the idea of independent learning. It allows children to discover their own learning styles and learning abilities instead of having so much focus on group work. My son is able to focus more on what he’s interested in. A few months ago, he started picking up writing, reading and sight words. The one-on-one attention was one of the main reasons we decided to choose Maria Montessori International Academy after we looked at several schools.”
Cathy Briney MMIA Parent of a 4-year-old
Life-changing experiences pursued daily.
Maria Montessori International Academy
The journey towards lifelong learning begins at Maria Montessori International Academy! We’re now accepting applications for the 2017-18 MMIA school year. We have a limited number of openings in our infant, toddler and elementary school programs. We look forward to you joining the MMIA family.
Join us for our exciting new Music Rhapsody program, which was developed by internationally renowned music educator Lynn Kleiner. This music program, which is exclusively offered by MMIA in the Indianapolis area, fosters a love of music and creativity in children with the use of instruments, beautiful songs, and singable phrases. Classes are designed for infants and toddlers.