The Children's House

  • The Children's House was founded in 1971 to provide an organic education through individual instruction.
  • Today, in an atmosphere free of competition, the child can discover his or her unique talents on the way to becoming a self-actualized person.
  • The Children's House offers an elementary education in Math, Science, Reading, and Art.
  • Music, Yoga, Latin, Literature, and Social Studies are also integral components of the school's curriculum.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students51 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 17%
Students by GradeThe Children's House Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,500
Tuition NotesSibling discount Some work for tuition jobs, based on financial need. Some scholarships awarded based on finanacial need.
Admissions DirectorMary Sexson

School Notes

  • The Children's House is devoted to teaching the individual child.  Each student has her/his own curriculum.  Students move at their own pace.  No student is restricted to any certain grade level.  We meet the student where she/he is.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Indianapolis
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    International School Of Indiana Photo - ISI is the first school in Indiana to receive authorization to offer all three International Baccalaureate programs: the Primary Years Program, the Middle Years Program and the Diploma Program. All ISI high school students take the full college preparatory IB Diploma program in Grades 11 and 12. Results over the last four years have been 5% above the world average and 14% above the average for IB schools in North and South America.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-12 | 576 students
    2.8 miles
    4330 N Michigan Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    (317)923-1951
    2.8 NS-12
    576
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: PK-8
    1.6 miles
    615 W 64th St
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    (317)251-9253
    1.6 PK-8
    n/a
  • Whitestown
    Grades: PK-12 | 583 students
    10 miles
    5608 Whitestown Parkway
    Whitestown, IN 46075
    (317)360-0468
    10 PK-12
    583
  • Fayetteville
    Rising Star Montessori
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-6 | 53 students
    453.9 miles
    440 E Lanier Ave
    Fayetteville, GA 30214
    (770)461-1595
    453.9 PK-6
    53
  • Indianapolis
    Grades: PK-K | 73 students
    2 miles
    801 W 73rd St
    Indianapolis, IN 46260
    (317)726-5584
    2 PK-K
    73

School Reviews

5  
We love The Children's House. I have two sons at the school, and we could not be happier. My kids are not the kind of kids who can sit at a desk for 8 hours per day. We tried out public school, but the kids'' learning styles were not accommodated. When we looked around for other schools, our priorities included (1) NOT teaching to a test, (2) personal attention, (3) small student/teacher ratios, (4) focus on the traditional liberal arts. All of these priorities were met or exceeded at The Children's House. They do not do ISTEP testing, which we are very happy about. The kids get a lot of one-on-one attention, which, even at the most expensive private schools, is extremely rare. Instead of classes of 25-28 kids, students in the upper grades have classes of no more than 6. Bullying doesn't exist because the teachers have the ability to have greater oversight, with fewer kids in the rooms. In the time my kids have been at the school (nearly two years), they have grown, matured, and learned so much! My oldest son knew all of the bones in the body by the time he was finished with 1st grade! My youngest son started working on writing at age 3. The results are astounding, and the love and attention they get at this school is worth every penny. I can't say enough wonderful things about The Children's House.
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