TODDLER (Ages 18 months to 3 years)
5:1 student-teacher ratio1
Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 AM
3-, and 5-day options available
The Toddler program was designed, in part, to help prepare young children to transition successfully to the 3-to-6 program. Since its inception, however, it has developed a unique identity within our school. Montessori philosophy and concepts are introduced in a relaxed atmosphere. Young children are stimulated by activities that challenge, engage, and promote self-esteem and independence. Additionally, toilet training is supported as each child is ready and interested in a no-pressure environment.
PRIMARY (Ages 3 to 6 years)
10:1 student-teacher ratio1
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM or 3:00 PM
The integrated approach of Habitat’s Montessori 3-to-6 program encourages children to be self- confident, resourceful, and productive members of society. Being part of a mixed age group allows children opportunities to work together and learn from each other—older children acting as role models and leaders while younger children feel comfortable looking to peers for help or guidance. Each child learns to cooperate with children of different ages; to respect and celebrate one another; and to take care of themselves, others, and the environment.
Children move freely and purposefully about the classroom, letting their natural curiosity lead their academic choices— including reading, writing, math, science, history, geography, zoology, language, botany, and practical life. In addition, our three- to six-year-old students enjoy enrichment offerings such as Spanish, music, library, yoga, and international studies.
ELEMENTARY (Ages 6 to 12 years)
12:1 student-teacher ratio1
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
The Habitat elementary program specifically meets the needs of each child and is aligned with Indiana State Standards. Habitat’s small classroom environment provides individualized instruction tailored to meet each student’s academic needs. Children are in a mixed-age grouping to foster leadership, peer- teaching, and spontaneous group interaction. Students learn to be successful and excel in ways that are meaningful and natural to them.
The teacher has the dual role of acting as a catalyst through teacher-initiated activities and as a nurturer of the child’s self-discovery.
AFTERCARE (Ages 3 to 12 years)
Student-teacher ratio varies, but does not exceed 25:1
Monday through Friday, 3:15 PM-5:30 PM
Habitat is excited to launch an aftercare program for current school families, designed to ease childcare efforts and transitions for working parents, while extending a relaxed, but Montessori-inspired environment. Our program is flexible—available for drop-in or routine use. It reflects the school calendar and is not offered on days the school is closed or operating on a partial day. This includes school delays and cancelations due to inclement weather or emergencies. Snack is also provided.
1 All ratios indicate maximums.
"This program has allowed us to truly follow our child. After our oldest daughter graduated, we were not ready to let go of the growth we had seen in the Montessori classroom. Two years later, we have now witnessed the same, incredible growth in our youngest daughter and know we made the best choice for our children." –Sarah H.
* All ratios indicate maximums.