The Montessori Center

  • The Montessori Center, founded in 1982, is a small school serving a maximum of 30 students and their families.
  • Specializing in an all day program, the school is housed in a lovely Victorian home in one of South Bend's historic districts.
  • A flexible, affordable program is designed to serve the need of today's children and their families.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students26 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 17%
Students by GradeThe Montessori Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size26 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies dependent upon schedule: $6220 school year, 5 days per week, 8:30 - 3:30; $7731 school year plus summer camp, 5 days
Admissions DirectorMarianne Surges

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Gardening

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Yoga

School Notes

  • The head of school and head directress have a combined experience of 57 years at The Montesori Center thereby offering the children they serve stability and continutiy of guidance.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Bend
    Good Shepherd Montessori School
    Montessori School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 158 students
    1 miles
    1101 E Jefferson Blvd
    South Bend, IN 46617
    (574)288-0098
    1 PK-8
    158
  • Mishawaka
    Grades: PK-8 | 222 students
    3.8 miles
    530 East Day Road
    Mishawaka, IN 46545
    (574)256-5313
    3.8 PK-8
    222
  • Benton Harbor
    Brookview School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-6 | 124 students
    30 miles
    501 Zollar Drive
    Benton Harbor, MI 49022
    (269)925-3544
    30 NS-6
    124
  • South Bend
    Grades: PK-K | 32 students
    1.8 miles
    53333 Ironwood Rd.
    South Bend, IN 46635
    (574)277-6468
    1.8 PK-K
    32
  • Saint Joseph
    Great Lakes Montessori
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-1 | 83 students
    30.1 miles
    3084 Niles Rd
    Saint Joseph, MI 49085
    (269)556-0354
    30.1 PK-1
    83

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