Thank you for your interest in St. Mary's Child Center.

The Preschool Program  at St. Mary's serves three to five year old children at five Indianapolis locations: the Thompson Building, the Gilliatte Building, Indianapolis Museum of Art, St. Anthony's Catholic School and the IPS/Butler University Laboratory School.

St. Mary’s is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), licensed by the State of Indiana and has attained the highest level (Level 4) on Indiana’s Paths to Quality rating scale.

The educators at St. Mary’s Child Center have been engaged in a study of the world-renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy since 2001.   We deeply embrace the values of collaboration, the strong image of the child, the environment as a teacher, children’s multiple symbolic languages, documentation as assessment and advocacy, long-term projects, the teacher as a researcher and the importance of home-school relationships.   We study the Reggio philosophy in collaboration with educators inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach around the world and we work closely with the College of Education at Butler University as partners in the Indianapolis Reggio Collaborative.

The 2020-2021 school year enrollment has opened. Click here for more information. For information in Spanish, click here

To schedule a tour or to request more information about our programs, please call us at 317.635.1491, or email us at: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at St. Mary's!