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Our Story

Founded in 1972, A Children’s Habitat Montessori School is the longest operating Montessori program in Indianapolis, striving to meet and exceed the highest Montessori standards set forth by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Our mission is to enrich minds and build community, guided by the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori. Rooted in the Montessori philosophy of respect for the development and potential of the whole child, our environment offers a student-centered curriculum and unparalleled experience, where teachers and families strive together in support of a passionate, nurturing, and just learning community.

A Children’s Habitat serves children from 18 months of age through 12 years in beautiful, developmentally responsive spaces, including a half-acre outdoor classroom. Students benefit from the warm, careful guidance of Montessori-certified lead teachers who actively pursue ongoing professional development. In addition, our elementary teachers hold state teaching licenses.

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Headshots & Bios

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Ms. Erika Kambs

Ms. Erika Kambs

HEAD OF SCHOOL
Ms. Toni Douglas-Jones

Ms. Toni Douglas-Jones

Office Manager
Ms. Sarah Dargatz

Ms. Sarah Dargatz

SCHOOL AIDE
Ms. Elizabeth “Liz” Williams

Ms. Elizabeth “Liz” Williams

DIRECTOR OF ACADEMICS

ELEMENTARY LEAD
Ms. Suzette Vetrini

Ms. Suzette Vetrini

ELEMENTARY LEAD
Ms. Peyton Griggs

Ms. Peyton Griggs

ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT
Ms. Melissa Briede

Ms. Melissa Briede

NORTH PRIMARY LEAD
Ms. Blaire Dosmann

Ms. Blaire Dosmann

NORTH PRIMARY ASSISTANT
Ms. Joyce Simmons

Ms. Joyce Simmons

SOUTH PRIMARY LEAD
Ms. Minda Hohl

Ms. Minda Hohl

SOUTH PRIMARY ASSISTANT
Ms. Cholpon Meimanilieva

Ms. Cholpon Meimanilieva

TODDLER LEAD
Ms. Nicolette Banfield

Ms. Nicolette Banfield

TODDLER ASSISTANT

AFTERCARE LEAD
Ms. Miriam Monroy

Ms. Miriam Monroy

Permanent Substitute

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Contact

Ms. Erika Kambs

Head of School
erika@childrens-habitat.org
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