Overview: K–8 Admissions

Geist Montessori Academy is a tuition-free public charter school, funded by the state of Indiana and authorized by Ball State University.  Parents and guardians of children anywhere in the state are eligible to submit an application.  A lottery will be held to fill open spots if the number of applications received during Open Enrollment exceeds the number of spots available.

Current students of Geist Montessori Academy do not need to submit an application for enrollment every year, however, parents are required to indicate their student’s intent to return by completing the re-enrollment process held in March or April.

To learn more about our Open Enrollment Process, please visit the K-8 Admissions tab.

Our enrollment policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, or need for special education services.

Overview: Pre-K Admissions

Geist Montessori Academy Pre-K is a private, tuition-based early childhood program under the leadership of Geist Montessori Academy Administration and Board of Directors. Students of Geist Montessori Academy Pre-K are welcome to submit an application once they are eligible for kindergarten.  Admission to Geist Montessori Academy is not guaranteed.

K–8 Admissions

As a public charter school, Geist Montessori Academy accepts applications for enrollment throughout the year, as space allows. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the spots available, the school will hold an annual lottery. To learn more about this process and our school, we invite you to follow the steps below. To begin, simply call the school office!

Tour Our School

Each of our school tours informs parents of not only our facilities and staff, but of our methodology. While we believe the Montessori Method is the best pedagogy to educate children in general, we realize that it is not right for every child or family. We hope that, through this guided tour, you are able to make the decision which is best for your child in this season.

To sign up for a time to tour our school, please CLICK HERE.

Submit an Application

Only New Student Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are being accepted online at this time.  Open Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin in late January.

To submit an application, CLICK HERE.

Pre-Kindergarten Admissions

Geist Montessori Academy Pre-K is a private, tuition-based program for children ages three thru six, who are fully potty-trained. Full and half-day programs are offered five days a week, with before and aftercare available onsite through the Fishers YMCA. The Pre-K offers a full curriculum that includes language, math, science, geography, sensorial, music, art, gym and grace and courtesy. Many students from the Pre-K apply for admission to Geist Montessori Academy upon graduation. 

Enrollment Checklist

Enrollment in GMA’s Pre-K program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A waiting list is created when the program is full. To enroll a student or be placed on the waiting list, parents and/or legal guardians must submit the following forms and information:

  • Application for Enrollment
  • Student Health Information Form
  • Tuition & Fees Form
  • Copy of Original Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Immunizations
  • Non-Refundable $225 Deposit*

*Not required for students on the waitlist.

Tour Our School

Each of our school tours informs parents of not only our facilities and staff, but of our methodology. While we believe the Montessori Method is the best pedagogy to educate children in general, we realize that it is not right for every child or family. We hope that, through this guided tour, you are able to make the decision which is best for your child in this season.

To sign up for a time to tour our school, please CLICK HERE.

Tuition Rates

Full day tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $9,800. Half day tuition is $6,750. Payments can be made via check, or through our convenient online payment system. Payment plans are available in semi-annual, quarterly and monthly installments. For further information or to arrange payments, please contact Stephanie Edwards at sedwards@gma.k12.in.us.

Pay Pre-K Tuition

CLICK HERE to pay tuition.

Enroll Here

Click here to enroll.

Not ready to enroll? Contact us for more information or to tour our facilities.

Geist Montessori Academy

An academically, socially, emotionally, and culturally rich educational environment

STORIES FROM PARENTS AND STUDENTS

“We chose Geist Montessori very deliberately.  We want our kids to grow up in a learning environment that values peace and cooperation among it’s principles.  The staff is committed to the idea of meeting each student where they are and letting the students help inform the best way for them to learn.  The entire staff is committed to student success.  Our family feels known.  By the staff, teachers and other families.”


Jen P., Parent of Three Students

“We made the decision to send all three of our children to Geist Montessori Academy when the pandemic began and haven’t looked back. We wanted our children to thrive and grow in an educational environment that adapted to their needs. We also wanted to ensure our children were part of an intimate school community where they are fully known as individuals. Lastly, it was also important to us that our children learn materials conceptually without a heavy reliance on technology. We  have found all of these things at GMA and plan to continue on for years to come!”


Lorena V., Parent of Three Students

“love GMA! I love being able to choose our work and all the great friends!  The teachers are so nice and they make school so fun. I wish that everyone could come and join this fun learning. I love all the choices math, reading, handwriting, science and more. Once again I love GMA so so much.”


Laila, 2nd Grade

“GMA opened their doors & hearts to our family when we transferred our son a few years ago. The teachers provide a warm acceptance on a daily basis that’s quickly felt school wide.  We are very fortunate to have found them.”


Grisel R., Parent of student

“I love GMA because I can be my genuine self. I’m allowed to express my feelings. There’s opportunity for discussion & our opinions matter.”


Jacob, GMA Student

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