Our teachers and caregivers are trained, ready and excited to help spark lightbulb moments for your child. We invite you to visit and see our Balanced Learning approach in action
Hi, I am Julie Bowman. I am the proud owner and operator of the Primrose School at WestClay, the Primrose School at Bridgewater, the Primrose School at West Carmel, and the Primrose School at Grand Park. My husband Bryan and I have three beautiful children named Adelyn, Gavin, and Alaina. My love for my family and my passion for education are what drove me to open my Primrose School.
My lifelong dream has been to open a school of my own. After researching schools and the requirements to start my own, I stumbled upon Primrose Schools. I continue to be amazed by Primrose's outstanding approach to education, their accredited curriculum and their character development programs.
My professional career has been in education for the past 11 years with Hamilton Southeastern Schools. While with HSES, I worked as a special education teacher at the elementary and high school levels for 5 years, as an assistant principal for 3 years, and spent the last 3 years as the Principal at Sand Creek Intermediate School. I have a Bachelors Degree in Special Education, a Director of Special Education degree, a Masters in School Administration and have finished all coursework to receive my doctorate in education administration.
Carmel is an amazing community and I am pleased that I have had the opportunity to open the Primrose School at WestClay. Our preschool is an outstanding school with NCA accredited curriculum. Our Primrose School is like no other private preschool in the state of Indiana. Please give us the opportunity to show you how much of a difference we can make in your children's lives. I promise you will not be disappointed!
We are conveniently located on Moultrie Street, right down the road from the Village of WestClay and College Wood Elementary School. Unlike an ordinary daycare in Carmel, we provide your child with a robust early education and child care experience.
Infant, Toddler, Early preschool, Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, After school
College Wood Elementary School, WestClay Elementary School and Union Elementary School
Ms. Merihan joined our team in 2022 and we are so glad she did! She loves working here at Primrose and says that the atmosphere feels likes like family. She enjoys learning something new everyday with the kids and seeing them happy!
Reading with your child in the first five years helps develop early literacy skills and a love of learning that lasts a lifetime! Learn how to aid in your child's literacy journey.
Congratulations to our February Family of the Month, the Stitz Family! Jeremy and Audrey are the proud parents of little Miss Chloe. Their family enjoys taking Chloe to watch live shows whenever they are in town. Their family enjoy going to restaurants and especially the Cake Bake Shop that Chloe firmly believes is another planet! When asked about their Primrose experience they said "Primrose has been a wonderful experience for Chloe. The teachers and staff made her transition seamless and fun. Chloe loves going to school and in the Primrose environment has discovered her love for science and art." We are so glad they are a part of our Primrose family!
To better meet the individual needs of every child, we’re proud to implement Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®-3 and ASQ®:SE-2) in Primrose schools across the country.
Each Primrose school is held to high standards of safety and cleanliness while maintaining a caring and nurturing environment where children can thrive.
It's a fact: children learn better when they are engaged. That's why purposeful play and nurturing guidance from teachers are key components of Balanced Learning. See how this time-tested approach with a strong emphasis on life skills and character development can help your child develop and excel.