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We are a proud member of the Indianapolis Public Schools community of schools, emphasizing individualized learning through the Montessori philosophy, serving grades Pre-K through 8.

Welcome to Rousseau McClellan School 91, where we provide an individualized and nurturing learning environment for students from Pre-K through 8th grade. Led by Principal Kathy Lause, our school is committed to the Montessori philosophy and method, ensuring a peaceful and engaging atmosphere for each child.

We believe in empowering our students to become lifelong learners who are prepared to lead and make a positive difference in the world. With a vibrant community of 539 students, we offer diverse programs including English Language Learner services, Foreign/World Language, Montessori, and Special Education services. Our arts, media, and music programs further enhance the educational experience, fostering creativity and passion in our students.

Our strong community partnerships, active Montessori PTA, and ongoing facility improvements reflect our dedication to excellence and continuous growth. We proudly carry forward the legacy of Rousseau McClellan, an esteemed educator from Indianapolis who inspired our focus on nature studies and biology. Welcome to our community of lifelong learning!


Rousseau McClellan School 91 is more than a school – it’s a community where curiosity thrives, and children are nurtured to explore their potential. As we continue to grow, we invite you to join us in our mission to create a peaceful school environment where every child is valued, challenged, and prepared to excel.

Our commitment to individualized learning has enabled our students to achieve success in various public and private schools across Indianapolis, as well as renowned colleges and universities nationwide. Join us in this exciting journey, and become part of a tradition that values education, innovation, and community. Together, we’re igniting the spark of lifelong learning.