About Montessori Academy of Evansville

At Montessori Academy of Evansville, we follow the teaching method developed by Italian Physician, Dr. Maria Montessori. Our environment encourages learning.

The mission of the Montessori Academy of Evansville is to nurture children’s inherent strengths and potential.

Through support, guidance, respect for the child, and adherence to the Montessori philosophy of education, we seek to assist children’s development of a diverse body of skills and knowledge that will help them to become lifelong learners and thrive in the 21st century.

The Montessori Method consists of many elements working in collaboration including:

  • Multi-Age Collaboration

    Multi-age grouping of children in a collaborative, non-competitive environment enables student to learn from one another, gain autonomy, and develop positive self-esteem. In addition, the classroom provides a community-like setting where learning can take place naturally. Younger children learn from older children, while the more experienced children reinforce what they have learned by assisting others. All of our classrooms embrace an age range that allows learning to take place.

  • Hands-On Learning

    An environment that encourages learning through active manipulation of materials – the way young children learn best. Through this hands-on exploration, children are given the opportunity to reach their full physical, emotional, social and intellectual potential. The classroom materials are all child-sized and, where possible, self-correcting in nature to foster independence.

  • Move At Individual Pace

    Each child moves at his or her own pace. Teachers make observations about each child’s interests and abilities, allowing the teachers to introduce new materials when a child shows readiness. Our teachers ensure there is a “prepared environment” that enables children to pursue their sensitive periods for learning various concepts.

Success Is Our Goal.

Montessori fosters the ability to pursue ones interests in great depth and encourages a strong commitment to one’s environment and community. Many former students are publicly known for their accomplishments and contributions. Many others are leading successful, fulfilled and happy lives as responsible citizens contributing to their communities around the world.

Some Publicly Known Montessori Graduates and Supporters

  1. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
  2. Dr. Terry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and published author on child psychology
  3. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google
  4. George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
  5. Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
  6. Sean “P Diddy” Combs, rapper and CEO of Bad Boy Records
  7. Julia Child, world-famous chef
  8. Anne Frank, renowned WWII diarist
  9. Prince William and Prince Harry, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales
  10. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, former editor, former first lady
  11. Will Wright, designer of The Sims video games
  12. Katherine Graham, editor and founder of The Washington Post
  13. Andrew Lloyd Weber, playwright
  14. Leo Tolstoy, author
  15. Yo-Yo Ma, musician

Others Connected with Montessori:

Alexander Graham Bell, directly supported Maria Montessori and helped establish one of the first Montessori classrooms in America

Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school

Erik Erikson, anthropologist/author, had a Montessori teaching certificate

Jean Piaget, noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school

“Montessori teaches children the fun and love of learning itself. It is the only school that allows children to learn at their own pace. The results are astounding and surpass what children are doing in a traditional school setting. My six year old daughter requested chapter books for her birthday and reads simply because she enjoys it! We have no doubt that Montessori gives children a solid educational foundation that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

“Montessori Academy encourages children to find joy in learning. They provide an education that encourages children to be self-disciplined with an internal sense of purpose and motivation. Montessori is a warm and supportive community for children. The children are happy, intellectually simulated and secure. Montessori works!”

“Montessori provides a dynamic, encouraging learning environment. Students strive for independence through consistent, direct sensory experiences. They are encouraged to think creatively, constructively critique their own work as they develop, be collaborative and observe, experience and engage. Montessori asks them to challenge themselves enough to fail at times and helps them celebrate their many successes. The commitment of the teachers is second to none. Students leave with a lifetime appreciation of and intreats in learning, a sense of community and a better understanding of the world.”

“Montessori Academy is a school that individualizes education based on students’ abilities and performance levels, learning strengths, as well as their personal interests. Montessori develops and inspires excellence in academic, leadership and entrepreneurial development.”