Alex Christian, class of 2007 with Lissa Hektor and former teachers Mia Stompanato, Saachi Kumar, and Christine McDowell
Our graduates remain part of the MSLF community. Sometimes they return to volunteer in a classroom, or the farm at the adolescent program. Often they come back to visit with their teachers, or to talk about their Montessori experiences at various events and gatherings throughout the school year.
Alumni: update your information by visiting the Contact Us page and submit a comment letting us know where you are and what you’ve been up to. By doing so you can help us develop upcoming resources for those who want to know more about MSLF alumni such as:
- “Portrait of a Graduate” - describes the common characteristics you’ll see in the typical alumnus or alumna.
- “Beyond MSLF” - a collection of alumni stories, describing the adult life and experiences of many alumni.
How can I get involved?
Contact Brooke Wielde at 847-918-1000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in:
* Volunteering for an event planning committee
* Writing or gathering news for the alumni newsletter
* Other volunteer opportunities
Help us Find Lost Alumni!
Since MSLF can be found all over the world, we rely on both the United States Postal Service and email to keep in contact. If you have an email address or a way to help us re-establish the MSLF connection, take a minute to email Brooke Wielde at email@example.com
April 5, 2012
Allison is currently a freshman at Lake Forest High School and the following is an excerpt from an essay she wrote for her Environmental Geoscience class. The essay prompt was a response to “What Nature Means to You.” Thank you, Allison, for sharing this with us!
When I think of nature, I think of going to Nature’s Classroom in first through third grade when we spent a week up in Mukwonago, Wisconsin with our classmates, teachers, and counselors. For me, that week in late May was the best part of the school year at the Montessori School of Lake Forest (MSLF). MSLF was a very nature oriented school, and we spent a great deal of time out of doors. For recess, we went outside to play on eight acres of land, some of it a traditional playground, some of it soccer field, but most of it forest. But this was no ordinary forest. Oh no, this forest had banks, beauty sa-lons, restaurants, and if my memory serves me correctly, a Menards. You may ask how this is possi-ble. It is possible because we were set free at recess, with acorns to use as currency, tree trunks and fallen branches to build our “businesses” with, and the freedom to let our imaginations run wild.