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Seybold Montessori Academy

115 West 11th Street
Marion, IN 46953

(765) 662-3313


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Seybold Montessori Academy’s academic preschool and Kindergarten program is based on the philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori. The classroom is a prepared environment in which all children learn through a gently guided and individualized approach. The environment promotes self-discipline, good manners, and respect for oneself and others.

The Seybold Academy believes that each child is a special, unique individual with much to offer the world. We believe that each child is a gift from God, and within each child there are many wonderful hidden treasures. We want to expose those hidden treasures by providing children with a nurturing, respectful, and academic learning environment. At the Seybold Academy we aspire to create an environment that will be the foundation for all life experiences that lie ahead of your child.

Under the guidance of a trained Montessori and Early Childhood Educator, no child is pushed or stifled to move on before he/she is ready. The children are given the freedom to move about the classroom and chose their own activities. The Seybold Academy is equipped with a wide-variety of specialized materials, which encourage the children to discover their own knowledge and abilities.

We stress the process of learning rather than the end result, but most importantly we want to instill in the children a love of learning that will last a lifetime! Laura Seybold, Head of School

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Morning Montessori & Toddler Program

8:25 a.m. –Arrival and greeting

8:30 a.m.- Circle time (presentations, music, calendar, Spanish, etc…)

8:50 a.m.- Individual work time

Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, Geography, Science, Snack, Art, and individual or small group lessons with the teacher

10:50 a.m. Clean-up and circle time

11:00 a.m. Free play outdoors or in multi-purpose room

11:30 a.m. Dismissal

Afternoon Montessori Program

12:55 p.m. Arrival and greeting

1 p.m. Circle time (presentation, music, calendar, Spanish etc…)

1:20 p.m. Individual work time (see above schedule)

3:20 p.m. Clean-up and circle time

3:30 p.m. Free play outdoors or in multi-purpose room

4:00 p.m. Dismissal

Excerpted from the preschool's website