5935 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN. - Office: 219.932.5666

Educating the leaders of tomorrow.





5935 Hohman Avenue

Hammond, IN 46320

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday to Friday



The Montessori approach to education endeavors to attain specific outcomes.  The outcomes are based upon the following principles:


  • freedom within limits
  • self selection of opportunities for constructive work
  • care of environment
  • care of self
  • development of inner discipline
  • internalization of the work cycle and strategies
  • appropriate decisions regarding when to work alone or when to work with others
  • learn through errors with self-correcting materials
  • opportunities for both large muscle and small muscle development
  • grace and courtesy



  • respect for child’s efforts
  • experience success
  • capable of self-correcting work upon observation, reflection, or discussion
  • manage array of tasks and activities with a clear sense of purpose
  • prepared to enter next phase of education
  • choices within limits that enable successful experiences
  • sense of security in a caring environment
  • environment with limits and expectations
  • reflection and open-mindedness
  • learn from mistakes
  • respect creative process of others and willing to exchange ideas, information, and talents with peers



  • understanding of each individuals desire to work alone or with others
  • able to cultivate collaboration, cooperation, and negotiation skills in working with others
  • able to accept or reject inclusion in another student’s work or work group with grace
  • build self-confidence and a sense of self-worth


  • work is its own reward
  • show confidence in accomplishments
  • develop a love for learning
  • experience sheer joy of doing things well
  • develop self-esteem
  • develop sense of dignity
  • innate desire to initiate an activity for enjoyment and satisfaction


  • freedom with the mutually agreed upon limits of the group
  • clearly defined ground rules
  • classroom community
  • willful adherence to and enforcement of ground rules
  • display independence and autonomy through respectful participation in group activity
  • respect for self, others, and the environment
  • aware that their words and actions impact others



  • learn to learn by doing
  • academic skills essential to learning and knowing, not the aim of learning and knowing
  • acquire academic skills and apply the skills to learning strategies
  • achieve, first perceptual ad then cognitive, understanding through manipulation of materials
  • foster curiosity with endless opportunities to discover and explore
  • wide variety of experiences and activities
  • life-long learners
  • learn how to integrate new concepts, analyze data, and think critically


  • respect for each other as individuals
  • develop awareness of relationships that give every living thing a meaningful function in the larger system
  • an interest in making a unique contribution to the cosmic plan
  • promote and instill a sense of caring and sensitivity toward others
  • develop compassion, empathy and sensitivity to the natural world and the human condition


  • acquire civic virtue
  • understanding the natural world and the necessity to cherish it, respect it, sustain it, and to live harmoniously within it
  • awareness of the importance of stewardship
  • awareness of the common needs of people of various cultures