Southwest Montessori Academy

Southwest Montessori Academy provides a personalized learning experience for each student; half day, full day and before/after-school programs in beautifully prepared multi-age classroom and outdoor environments with certified teachers in every classroom who are dedicated to guiding each student to reach his or her potential.
SMA also offers opportunities to build a strong family-school partnership in order to best serve the needs of every student.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Southwest Montessori Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2013
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
40 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Southwest Montessori Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
no dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Karrin Marquell
Admissions Associate
Julie Turney

School Notes

  • Southwest Montessori Academy opened in 2013 with a total of eight students and three staff members. We have grown to our maximum capacity of 40 students and with 7 staff members and have built a community of parents and teachers who are excited about working together to serve our students! We have a passion for helping children reach their full potential and foster their love of learning.Our Primary program is for children ages three to six years old working and learning together in the same classroom. We provide each student a personalized learning experience in an environment that is not only beautiful, but ready for each student to become independent, confident, compassionate and engaged learners. Our teachers are all Montessori-trained from accredited teacher training centers and are passionate about guiding children to be contributing members of our community.We also offer Parent Education courses such as "Parenting the Positive Discipline Way", "Math, the Montessori Way", "Montessori At Home", and many more opportunities for the whole family in order to build a strong family-school partnership in order to best serve the needs of each student.Southwest Montessori Academy`s wants to assist families in gaining a deeper understanding of Montessori education with our streamlined Admissions process. At our core, we are committed to family-centered Montessori education and welcome all students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national origin, family structure, or any other characteristic. We trust that you will find Southwest Montessori Academy a warm and inclusive learning community
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Southwest Montessori Academy's ranking?
Southwest Montessori Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Indiana for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Southwest Montessori Academy?
The application deadline for Southwest Montessori Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

5  
The entire staff at Southwest Montessori Academy creates a safe, educational environment for the children they teach. Before attending, my son cried at most morning drop-offs. After the first week, he was excited to join his class and happy every time at pick up. The independence and academic knowledge he gained are priceless.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IN School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 40 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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