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#1 of 2 Old 06-10-2011, 08:06 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello! We are at a Montessori family looking for a Montessori friendly school in the southside Indianapolis area. I am open to considering public, Montessori'like schools and am having trouble figuring things out. Does anyone have any good expieriences to share?

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I don't know anything about the area where you live.  I would visit the schools in your area and see how you feel about them.  Good questions to ask are:


Is your school accredited by AMI or AMS?


How long have the teachers and assistants been working here?  Are they all AMI or AMS graduates?


Do you have mixed ages 3 - 6 in one class?  (The answer here should be yes.)


What is the teacher child ratio?  (An AMI school will have a higher ratio.  Don't let this scare you off.  It actually works very well.  An AMS school will have a slightly lower ratio but still higher than a traditional preschool.)


If it is possible you should observe the classes in session so you can get a feel for how the teachers work with the children and if you think that would be a match for your child.


Good luck!



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