Montessori Parent Resources

The Montessori prepared environment provides practical life activities, sensorial, language and mathematics curriculum.  How do you incorporate the same Montessori principles in your home?

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Montessori Education and Philosophy

Montessori education follows a child’s natural ability to learn. Discover 8 Principles of Montessori Education, the Montessori Philosophy, Approach and take a look inside the Classroom.

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Montessori Education founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1907

Welcome to Indiana Montessori Academy!

Indiana Montessori Academy is recognized through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), and we are the only school in the Indianapolis area to have this accreditation.

Indiana Montessori Academy’s school environment is a wonderful opportunity for your child’s start on his/her educational journey. Giving your child a Montessori education is a gift you and your child will embrace now, during his/her primary school years, as well as for many years to come.  Over 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori viewed education as an aide to life.  At Indiana Montessori Academy (IMA), children foster, develop and build many life-long skills including:

  • A love of learning
  • The ability to concentrate (focus) on the task at hand
  • The ability to think for him/herself (independence)
  • A solid foundation of development: socially, academically, and emotionally
  • A strong sense of community

Following your child’s natural ability to learn, Indiana Montessori Academy allows him/her the unique opportunity to achieve these life-long milestones.  Through his/her experience and education, the child is creating our future.

IMA is located on 2.5 acres of land on the west side of Carmel, Indiana (a suburb of Indianapolis) and lovingly partners with families in Carmel, Westfield, Zionsville, Indianapolis, Fishers and surrounding areas. 

Interested in learning more about Indiana Montessori Academy?  We invite you to come see these young members of our community in action.  Come visit our school by scheduling a tour or observation. 

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Montessori Education and Philosophy

Are you considering a Montessori Education for your child? This is a terrific video providing great insight into a Montessori classroom.


I M A Mathematician

Dr. Maria Montessori, like Blaise Pascal, believed the two aspects of the human mathematical mind were intuition and exactness.  She also believed the human tendency toward exactness was another proof of the mathematical mind. For today’s young Montessori student, math, with its rich variety of hands-on materials to manipulate, examine and manipulate again, is a […]

The Life of Maria Montessori

Greetings IMA families and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. As your journey into Montessori education begins, I invite all parents to be inspired by a lady that, through extensive research, observation and deep understanding of the way children should be educated, revolutionized and created a novel pedagogical science. Who was this woman that revolutionized […]