January 18, 2023 – Hammond, IN – Montessori Children’s School House (MCS) in Hammond, Indiana is pleased to announce they have received full reaccreditation from the American Montessori Society (AMS). Member schools that have earned AMS accreditation—the highest level of recognition for a Montessori school—incorporate core qualities and meet a standard of excellence recognized by educators worldwide.
The AMS reaccreditation comes after a months-long review process and is an affirmation that MCS is implementing best practices in Montessori education, as well as in areas of health and safety, finance, and administration. It is the gold standard of Montessori education.
“We are very grateful and proud to have received this distinction again,” said Lori Dedelow, administrator of Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse. “The reaccreditation shows our commitment to our families and the authenticity of our school.”
In 1990, Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse was among the first Montessori schools in the nation to be fully accredited by the AMS. MCS continues to demonstrate compliance with the standards for accreditation prescribed by the AMS.
MCS is the only accredited Montessori school in Northwest Indiana and the surrounding Chicago suburbs. The AMS recognizes five components as essential to quality programs: properly trained Montessori teachers, multi-age classrooms, use of specially designed Montessori learning materials, child-directed work, and uninterrupted work periods.
Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse was established in 1968 and is a parent-owned school implementing Montessori principles to develop independent, competent, and socially responsible individuals from toddlers through eighth grade.