Carmel Kindergarten Montessori School

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.”


IMA COMMUNITY PROGRAM OVERVIEWCarmel Kindergarten Montessori School

Indiana Montessori Academy’s mission is to provide an environment for children to foster their  natural love of learning; develop socially, academically and emotionally; and build a strong sense of community all utilizing the concepts and practices founded by Dr. Maria Montessori.  IMA believes a respectful, thoughtful, peaceful child will create a peaceful and sustainable future. 

Indiana Montessori Academy is accredited through the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).  AMI is the Montessori organization founded by Dr. Maria Montessori in 1929 to uphold her work in building her Montessori principles, philosophy and pedagogy.  AMI is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands with an AMI/USA branch in Rochester, NY.  Teachers with an AMI Diploma hold a credential that in internationally recognized by Montessori schools and classrooms around the world.  AMI/USA  Schools with an AMI certification have gone through a rigorous review process and strive to uphold the ideals promoted by Dr. Montessori.  The standards are set and you can be assured your student will be fulfilled by an authentic Montessori experience.  For more information on the standards upheld by AMI, please visit:


Carmel Kindergarten Montessori SchoolIndiana Montessori Academy was founded in August of 2011 by Kris Spence. She is trained and certified through AMI from the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee and has been teaching for over 10 years. IMA is proud to be the only AMI-Recognized Primary Program in the State of Indiana!

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Primary Program

Toddler Community

Summer Camp