Since 2009


Our Montessori primary program offers a first-class exploratory, sensory, academic learning experience for children between the ages of 2 1/2 to 6 years. Children work together, but at each child’s own pace, learning from and helping each other in a small, mixed-age, nurturing, and purposefully prepared community environment, guided by a certified, experienced Montessori directress.

At West Clay Montessori we work to understand each child, through observation and one-on-one adult-child interaction, which enables us to follow each child’s inclinations, guiding him or her to naturally develop his/her own gifts and talents, and realize his/her full human potentials.

Our Montessori program is structured around a progressive three-year learning cycle, starting around age 2 1/2 - 3 1/2, and ending with graduation around age 5 1/2 - 6. At West Clay Montessori, we provide your child a first-class, quality academic education that will challenge your child at each stage of his/her development. To achieve best results it is strongly recommended that your child stay with the program for the full three years, after which he or she will be fully prepared and ready for first grade.


West Clay Montessori is a small, private Montessori school nestled between the western edge of Carmel and east side of Zionsville.

If salvation and help are to come, it is from the child, for the child is the creator of man, and so of society.
- Dr. Maria Montessori


Tuesday, January 7, 2014:    Classes resume

January 20: MLK Day - No School

Jan 21 & 23: Parent-Teacher Conferences

February 17: Presidents’ Day - No School

April 3 - 11: Spring Break - No School

Sunday, May 18: Kindergarten graduation and class party

Friday, May 23: Last Day of School / PJ Day

Monday, May 26: Memorial Day - No School

May 27 - 29: School make-up days

May 30: Graduation & Bridging Ceremony @ 10:30                         

A word from our Montessori parents ...


NEWS! from our recent Montessori graduates ...

     2012 Graduates.pdf

** West Clay Montessori will remain closed for the 2014 - 2015 school year.


For private instruction for your child, offered in the comfort of your own home:

  1. Montessori Education / Age 2-6 years

  2. Reading, Writing, Math / Age 4-12 years

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Have the best summer yet! ~ Sharon