The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes

530 East Day Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545-0465
Tel: (574)256-5313
Grades: NS-8 | 178 students
The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes is true to the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori.  We create an environment that cultivates the child's intellect, instills responsibility, fosters respect, and inspires care for the community.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 178 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade The Montessori Academy at Edison Lakes Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,

School Notes:

Our graduates are:

  • Confident, independent, and intrinsically motivated.
  • Respectful, responsible, and socially collaborative.
  • Critical, creative, and abstract thinkers.
  • Academic achievers who manage time and work efficiently.
  • Compassionate leaders who are prepared for future success.

They have a passion for learning, cultural awareness, and a commitment to service.

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Granger Christian School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Covenant Christian School (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Covenant Christian School (1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Mishawaka
    Grades: PK-8 | 127 students
    1 miles
    54790 Fir Rd
    Mishawaka, IN 46545
  • Granger
    Grades: PK-3 | 30 students
    1.5 miles
    53494 Fir Rd
    Granger, IN 46530
  • South Bend
    Growing Kids Learning Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 180 students
    1.6 miles
    17475 State Road 23
    South Bend, IN 46635
  • Granger
    Peace Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 21 students
    2 miles
    16791 Cleveland Rd
    Granger, IN 46530
  • Mishawaka
    Grades: PK | 94 students
    2.2 miles
    724 N Main St
    Mishawaka, IN 46545

School Reviews

Our child has grown into a confident, independent person who is respectful and compassionate. Montessori fosters independence while balancing it with community spirit. Kids learn to manage their time as well as work in teams. Montessori is a diverse environment that fosters critical thinking and social awareness. Kids are taught to respect themselves and the community at large.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
We have been part of this wonderful school for over 10 years. One of our kids has already graduated and currently excelling in high school. The other is still at the school and also doing extremely well. Both children are also socially well-adjusted. We credit the individualized education and nurturing environment at the TMA for their successes. Truly, we love this school, its teachers, and the wonderful administration.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
We have a son who graduated from TMA and two daughters enrolled in the elementary program. Our children have thrived here. My son has scored highly on academic tests for high school and will be in the honors program- he is well-prepared. There are two teachers in every room, a challenging curriculum individually tailored to each child, and children work at their own pace. The community is composed of excellent, dedicated teachers (some have been here over twenty years,) and involved families- there are many fun events where we can gather and get to know each other. International Festival highlights our diverse community and is one of the best events of the year. The school has an award winning design, including a full gymnasium with stage. My kids have loved being part of the sports programs. We highly recommend TMA.
- Posted by Parent, 07/03/13
We have a four year old in the preschool and a 2 year old in the toddler program. Our experience has been exceptional. The children absolutely love going to school, they enjoy their teachers, the work they do and they are very proud of what they learn. We find the facilities to be very clean and child friendly, in every aspect, down to the small size toilets in their preschool building. Their teachers are all friendly, respectful and experienced. There is a real sense of community within the school, and families are given many opportunities to be involved with the school. We highly recommend this school and are proud to be a part of the TMA family!
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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