Westside International Academy, a ministry within Lakeview Church, opened its doors in November 2017 to serve children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age. WIA is uniquely positioned in the center of the 465 loop and Rockville Road serving customers in Avon, Plainfield, Speedway, Danville, Westside of Indianapolis, as well as downtown Indianapolis. The academy aims to serve a diverse student population. We seek to offer both a traditional and child centered education with a curriculum that is full of rigor and exploration. We are committed to excellence and seek to exhibit a Montessori inspired learning environment that guides children to reach their highest potential. The Montessori Method celebrates diverse cultures, the child’s ability to initiate learning with a supportive and thoughtful learning environment as they develop emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively. WIA is currently pursing Path to Quality certification with the ultimate goal of accreditation.
Our vision is to provide a holistic approach that nurtures and fosters growth in individuals of all backgrounds by offering instruction that develops learning, exploration and creativity in a Christ-centered environment while our mission is to prepare tomorrow’s leaders by developing today’s youth.
Our Goals are as follows:
Offer a stellar place of learning for all children
Create an environment where Christ’s love can be realized.
Support and nurture children in their growth.
Create in children the ability to experience and practice leadership.
Provide learning opportunities that initiate and encourage exploration and creativity.
Guide child-based learning by respecting independence and individuality
WIA’s prayer is to do this successfully while making a lasting change in the lives of our children, families, and within our community.