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Good Shepherd Montessori School
ISACS Membership status: Fully Accredited Member School

Address: 1101 East Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46617
Telephone: (574) 288-0098
Fax: (574) 288-0077
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Grade Levels: PK-8
Enrollment: 166
Boarding/Day: Day
Gender: Coed
Religious Affiliation: Christian
School Description:

Good Shepherd Montessori School is a diverse, cooperative learning community, governed by an independent Board of Directors that uses the Montessori method to nurture the character and uniqueness of the child to inspire wonder and a joy of learning. It fosters spiritual growth in the Christian tradition and cultivates compassionate relationships with all people and just stewardship of the world’s resources.

Our students learn the art of critical thinking, researching, self-expression, and practical problem solving. Our classroom environment fosters independent thought as well as collaborative efforts. Children learn to work alongside one another; they take individual responsibility for their work, yet also flourish in an environment where older children often “teach” the younger children a new skill or concept. Artificial competition for grades is eliminated, since each child works at his/her own level, and is compared only to the goals set by the classroom teacher and himself/herself. Good Shepherd Montessori School has a land-based curriculum, where children attend a farm weekly to organize and implement project-based learning related to the land. We are an independent school that uses the Catechesis fo the Good Shepherd as the foundation for religious formation in the Christian tradition.

Our teachers are committed to the mission and beliefs of Good Shepherd and the effort and dedication put forth can be felt daily in the classroom. They create caring environments, guide each child to find his or her best way to learn from the environment, and nurture our students daily.

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