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Children enrolled in our early education program receive preference for our tuition-free kindergarten!


Submit your application & fees NOW!

2021-22 Online Application*                                    2022-2023 Online Application
*see note about the pandemic school schedule 
If you need help with these applications - email us.

Thank you for your interest in Community Montessori.  We congratulate you for embarking on a journey to locate the best possible educational option for your family.  As you explore Community Montessori, please know that we value and welcome any thoughts or questions you may have - we are here to help support your decision-making process. 


Community Montessori was founded in 1998 from a vision to bring more outstanding educational options to our community.  We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 educational organization, governed by a Board of community leaders. In August 2002 we became an independent Charter Public School, sponsored by Ball State University.  We are not affiliated with any other school corporations.


We believe that Community Montessori can be for every child/teen, but may not be for every family.  A working relationship between staff and family is expected, and our Parent Partner Commitment Forms detail those expectations.  Community Montessori programs utilize a year-long educational approach that integrates home, school, summer, and other enrichment in a natural, holistic way.  A positive integrated relationship is essential for mutual understanding and to provide continuity between home and school.


The following items that share more information about our school are linked below. We urge you to go through them before you complete the application:

The application process has two steps:

1. Submit the Application and pay the application fee.

2. Updated due to Coronavirus: Attend a virtual chat or in-person (as available) Observation.  Observations are geared towards adults and for this reason, families usually do not attend with their child. 

*Due to the current pandemic and adjustments, Community Montessori is working on pandemic guidelines that are detailed on our 2021-22 COVID Safety Plan (contents updated regularly) for the 2021-2022 school year

If your child is accepted, you will receive an enrollment email in late March/early April. If you do not receive an enrollment email, your child has been placed on a waiting list, in the order their application was received. Preference for enrollment is given to full-day applicants.

If you have any questions, please email us. 


We value, welcome, and celebrate a diverse population.  We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability. 


  • Children should be at least 3 years of age with an independent bathroom routine established

  • Children who will be five by the State of Indiana's cut off date are eligible for kindergarten and should apply to our tuition-free charter school, not to early education.