Risen Lord Montessori School

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Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #1 - Each classroom cultivates and maintains a raised garden bed of edible and non-edible plants to support their Science and Practical Life curriculum. The children learn about seed cycles, seed dispersal, parts of a plant, basic needs of a plant, flower arranging, cooking.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #2 - RLMS was established in 2004. We fill a unique niche in the community as one of the few Montessori schools on the south side.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #3 - Maria Montessori said, "If houses for children do not exist then let us build them." It is located on ten beautiful acres in Johnson County and in 2014, expanded by building new classroom spaces and improving its outdoor environment.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #4 - Half Day Preschool classroom has areas to support Math, Language, Geography, Science, Sensorimotor, Practical Life, and Art. They also incorporate Music, Drama, Perceptual Motor Development, and Foreign Language.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #5 - Full Day Preschool classroom has areas to support Math, Language, Geography, Science, Sensorimotor, Practical Life, and Art. They also incorporate Music, Drama, Perceptual Motor Development, and Foreign Language.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #6 - Elementary classroom has areas to support Math, Language, Geography, Biology, Zoology, History, Geometry, and Practical Life. They also incorporate Art, Music, Drama, Perceptual Motor Development, and Foreign Language.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #7 - Many of the Montessori materials are hands-on to support the developmental stages of our students. Concrete examples help students solidify concepts and make the transition to the abstract more successful.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #8 - Food prep/Cooking is a hallmark of our school. Children learn to prepare their own snacks and learn the value of community when they cook together. Special opportunities to cook include our Thanksgiving Celebration and the Elementary Botany curriculum.
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #9 - Special programs can include Fall Dramas, Christmas Program, and Spring Sing. The children take great care to learn their lines, impersonate characters, and sing with joy!
Risen Lord Montessori School Photo #10 - RLMS welcomes our families and community members to share their gifts/talents, special experiences, and careers with our students. We have been very lucky to have these special guests as additions to our curriculum.
  • Risen Lord Montessori School, serving preschool and elementary children ages three to nine, opened its doors in September of 2004 in response to the obvious need for Montessori schools on the south side of Indianapolis.
  • In addition to Indianapolis, it serves the communities of Bargersville, Center Grove, Franklin, Greenwood, Martinsville, Mooresville, New Whiteland,Trafalgar, and Whiteland.
  • As Maria Montessori said, "If houses for children do not exist then let us build them." RLMS fills a unique niche in the community as not only one of the few Montessori schools on the south side, but also one of the only Christian Montessori schools in the metropolitan Indianapolis area.
  • Housed within Risen Lord Lutheran Church as one of its ministries, it is located on ten beautiful acres in Johnson County and has the full support of a dynamic and growing church..

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationEvangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-3
Year Founded2004
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students38 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Risen Lord Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSee website for details for prices. We offer full and half day classes in preschool,an elementary class, and before and after school care.
Admissions DirectorTimothy Hittinger

School Notes

Risen Lord Montessori School teachers are committed to loving each child.  Children learn respect for the the world, one another and the materials.  As a Montessori school, children will learn to give to those in need locally and globally.  At Risen Lord Montessori School, teachers trained in the Montessori method help each child work in a carefully prepared environment at the developmentally appropriate time.  RLMS is commiteed to helping each child reach his/her full potential.

RLMS Traditions:

  • Field trips to orchards, farms, firestations
  • Enrichment in Art, Suzuki Violin, Physical Education, Music, and Drama
  • Mission Outreach Projects: Hat and Mitten Tree, Food Drive, St. Jude Trike-A-Thon
  • International Celebrations
  • Spring Sing
  • Drama Presentations
  • Fostering a lifelong love for learning
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  • Greenwood
    Center Grove Montessori
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    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 140 students
    4.1 miles
    1674 West Smith Valley Rd
    Greenwood, IN 46142
    (317)883-0335
    4.1 NS-6
    140
  • Franklin
    St Rose Of Lima School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 160 students
    6.8 miles
    114 Lancelot Dr
    Franklin, IN 46131
    (317)738-3451
    6.8 PK-8
    160
  • Greenwood
    Grades: PK-5 | 295 students
    4 miles
    2045 Averitt Rd
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    (317)881-9970
    4 PK-5
    295

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
the classrooms are new and well equipped. There is a very nice playground that is accessible directly from the classrooms. The teachers just open the doors and the kids get to have fresh air and run and play. There is a nice kitchen very close to the classrooms and we have used that to make yeast rolls with the kids. I like that the heritage of the children varies. We have kids with backgrounds from India, Norway, and Japan, as well as "old stock" Americans. The current director is Stephanie St. John, and she has a masters degree in Montessori. I'm impressed with how she talks & interacts with the kids. The other teacher in Stephanie's class is Jennifer, who has a teaching degree as well as being a Montessori mom. They put on very nice special events for various holidays. I drive a long way to bring my child to this school. It is the only pre-K program that has well educated teachers and such a low teacher to student ratio. They also have a garden outside of the playground area and kids can explore that large grassy area on occasion. Every now and then there are art activities. Music activities are less frequent. I'd love to see more of that. Overall this is a wonderful school and I only wish that I lived closer to it so I wouldn't have a long drive!
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RLMS is a wonderful school and I was very pleased to know that they are the only school in the area who has a Montessori certified teacher in every room and who has put all of their teaching assistants through Montessori training as well. They have the warmth of a small school and are a wonderful asset to the community. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with them and look forward watching them continue to grow.
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