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We are committed to melding authentic Montessori philosophy with current research to offer an exceptional Primary and Kindergarten experience. We provide a personalized learning experience for each student in our half-day, full-day, and extended-day programs in beautifully prepared multi-age classrooms and outdoor environments with certified teachers in every classroom who are dedicated to guiding each student to reach his or her potential. We provide opportunities to build a strong family-school partnership in order to best serve the needs of every student.

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We are proud to announce that Southwest Montessori Academy is the first Montessori school in Indiana to be validated by United Montessori Schools of Indiana for meeting the core essentials of demonstrating an understanding of the Montessori philosophy, credentialed teachers from accredited programs, and classroom materials that offer an uninterrupted work period, and multi-age classrooms.

Southwest Montessori Academy is a 501(c)(3) registered as a non-public school in Indiana. SMA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin, or disability with regard to admissions, hiring, or in the administration of any of its programs. Instead, we celebrate and value this diversity!

The Women Are Fort Wayne podcast featuring Vyju was posted today (link below, or search your podcast app for the title). Please take a bit of time to hear what Vyju had to say. We wanted to share this feedback from a member of school's Board of Directors: I listened to the podcast featuring Vyju this morning, and I wanted to reach out and say bravo, well done! I think it is important for people to understand that one of the primary focuses of a Montessori education is preparing children to be functional adults who are contributing members of society. You did a nice job explaining the benefits of Montessori, and specifically the benefits offered at our school. Nice touch talking about current events and the creation of Gmail... it is eye opening when you can really understand how successful businesses often mimic a Montessori model. Vyju, this was a great way to bring some attention to both the school and the Montessori method of education, thank you for sharing!

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Mission Statement

To nurture and inspire the love of learning as each child prepares for life.

With children, families and an inclusive community at our core, we live these values:

• Create an environment of belonging and contribution

• Encourage confidence, compassion, curiosity, and respect

• Cultivate socially and environmentally mindful citizens

• Provide a personalized education driven by Montessori principles