At Maria Montessori International Academy, learning is a passion, not a requirement. Started in 2001, MMIA feeds a child’s creativity by structuring our approach to their needs, their personality, and their choices. When educators brainstorm on how to provide a nurturing environment for children to flourish, the ideals established by Maria Montessori are the ones they use. MMIA takes it a step beyond by adding compassion and love. Thus, creating a warm, joyful environment for kids to begin the lifelong journey of education.
Maria Montessori International Academy has four guiding principles that sets us apart. Our principles are:
Joyful Learning. Empowered Classrooms. Early Literacy. Infinite Possibilities.
How Our Principles Make a Difference in the Classroom
When families from many different countries and cultures come together, a culture of respect and globalism naturally develops. This was one of Maria Montessori’s goal for children: to create an awareness among children of the larger world. At MMIA, we embrace our diversity and seek to educate each other about our backgrounds. As a simple example, one of our summer camps will have a week exploring the various tastes and dishes of Africa. Summer camps are inclusive in our tuition prices! To learn more, check out our Camps page.
Beyond that, our teachers help encourage foreign language awareness through immersion. The academy has 13 staff members, including teachers from France, India, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. Immersion language teaching focusing on languages like Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish, and even French are taught in classrooms at our two locations. Inquire what languages are taught at a location by tapping the button below. You may also call us at 317.769.2220, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on our team, please visit the Our Team page.
Not only do we encourage globalism in our school and the regions we serve (Carmel, Zionsville, Westfield, and Northwest Indianapolis), but we also believe in paying it forward and sharing the gift of Montessori. We believe this an integral part of Maria Montessori International Academy’s mission of globalism. Therefore, when we can, we head abroad to China, countries in Africa, and wherever there are schools wanting to understand more about the Montessori difference in education.
Recently, our founder, Vivian Cain made a trip to Nanning, China to encourage Montessori ideals in their school system. Here’s a short video of Vivian and a elementary class enjoying some fun at a beach: