Basic Information

Address: 1505 - 42ND STREET, WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266
County: POLK
School District: PRIVATE SCHOOLS
Phone Number: 515-225-1073
Fax Number: 515-225-3781

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Additional Information

President: Shyamli Kumar
School Type: Montessori Preschool/K-1st
Founded: 1968
Ages/Grades: 18 months-7yrs/Early preschool thru 1st grade
School Size: over 200 students
Classroom Size: cap at 20 students
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10:1

Montessori for early childhood/elementary (18mo to 7 yr olds)

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Mission Statement:

Montessori Children's House mission is to provide accessible and quality education for children in our community, based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. We will inspire and support children in reaching their full potential and will celebrate the human spirit and honor diversity among us.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Montessori Children's House is dedicated to providing high-quality, private education based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori, instilling a desire for life-long learning and developing respectful, responsible and self-reliant individuals.

School History:

The school was founded in 1968, 43 years ago this year. We started with 2 class options and have now grown to 13 class options. We have four Head Directresses since 1970 when the original founder transferred to Chicago and gave the school to the children. Today MCH is non-profit corporation. The school is administered by a parent run Board of Directors.

Notes/School Information:

Montessori Children's House has half-day and full-day options available. MCH has a Spanish Immersion program which is offered as one of our half-day programs and has become a popular option.  Our children receive music, art and Spanish instruction by qualified teachers during the week in addition to the Montessori classroom.