Southwest Montessori Academy Receives Validation Certificate

Southwest Montessori Academy has become the first Montessori school in Indiana to be validated by United Montessori Schools of Indiana or UMSI. To be validated by UMSI means that the school has demonstrated that they meet basic threshold standards of a fully-implemented Montessori school. These standards are as follows: demonstrating an understanding of the Montessori philosophy, credentialed teachers from accredited programs, …

Order

When parents walk into a Montessori classroom for the first time, they initially notice the orderly environment. Although there are over 100 works in the classroom, every work has a specific place. Similar works are grouped together, and the children are taught to return materials back on the shelf ready for the next person. This order gives children the consistency …

Independence

Fostering independence is one of our biggest goals in a Montessori classroom. Maria Montessori believed that even the youngest of children are saying, “Help me to do it by myself!” Here are 4 specific things we can do to help children become more independent: 1. Prepare the classroom – Children can access the entire classroom by themselves and do not …

Concentration

A foundational cornerstone of Montessori education is concentration. We all understand that for children to learn, they need to cultivate the ability to sustain focus on the task at hand. How do we help children develop and strengthen this quality? In Montessori classrooms, we begin fostering concentration through our Practical Life activities. Once concentration is developed, they use this skill …

Forbes’ article

This article appeared in Forbes magazine articulating how the Montessori method is a great model for management strategies in companies. Montessori education prepares children for life, service and leadership!

Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

We are beginning a new 6 week workshop for Parenting the Positive Discipline Way. The class will begin on Monday, September 12 from 6:30-8pm. The last class will be on October 10th. This class is free to parents who have children enrolled at SMA and there is $50 fee for others and $90 for a couple. Please join us. A …

Enrolling for the 2016-2017 School year

We still have space for our upcoming school year. Please contact us and we would be more than happy to share with you what we do and learn more about your educational goals for your child.

SMA is hosting its first Fundraiser

Southwest Montessori Academy is thrilled to announce it is going to host its first fundraiser. This is an exciting time for growth at our school. SMA opened its doors in 2013 with 8 children and is projected to have 40 students for the 2016/2017 school year. We are fundraising to meet the demands of our rapid expansion.  All funds raised …

Bringing Montessori Home

Register now for the free “Bringing Montessori Home” parent workshop on Saturday, April 16th from 9:30-11. Our teachers will guide you through a hands-on experience so you can prepare your home environment to be more child-friendly and help your child become more independent, confident and competent. To register, please send an email to office@southwestmontessoriacademy.org. We hope you can join us!