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North Star Montessori

2320 Midway Street
Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 379-4180


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North Star Montessori accepts children from walking age through grade 6. We also have an afterschool program for public school students and a Summer Session open to all.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

Our school offers a Montessori experience for children, beginning at walking age, through grade 6. We know that all children begin to learn at birth and much of the foundation for learning is created before the age of 5. Make your child a Life-long learner by supporting early childhood education. Our elementary program continues the learning process by providing the best practices in education along with the Montessori philosophy. Call or email about the Indiana School Choice voucher program for Fall 2012. Our Toddler/Twos program is recognized and approved by the State of Indiana as a toddler ministry.oach to learning here.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Montessori follows the child's interest to create learning opportunities in daily life. Children learn to be independent, creative and respectful. Our classrooms are prepared environments for learning.

From the Director:

North Star Montessori is dedicated to creating life-long learners. Our teachers are observers of the child and provide the support and encouragement the child needs to become confident and independent. We recognize that each child is special and has a unique way of learning.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Multi-age classrooms provide the opportunity for community, collaboration and compassion. Students in our elementary program are encouraged to work at their level, with help needed where necessary and accelerated work when they are ready.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Montessori education for all children is based on these concepts:
The aim of Montessori education is to foster autonomous, competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers.

Learning occurs in an inquisitive, cooperative, and nurturing atmosphere. Students increase their own knowledge through self and teacher initiated experiences.

Learning takes place through the senses. Students learn through manipulating materials and interacting with others. These meaningful experiences are precursors to the abstract understanding of ideas.

The individual is considered as a whole. The physical, emotional, social, and cognitive needs are inseparable and equally important.
Respect for self, others, the environment and life is necessary to develop a caring attitude toward all people and the planet.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents are the first and best teacher. Education is a process that is "caught" more than "taught". Parents are welcome to visit at any time and observe the learning process.