Why Montessori?

MariaMontessoriAt the Montessori School of Lake Forest, we dedicate ourselves to Montessori principles in order to provide an education in excellence to children and families from birth through fifteen. From our Parent Infant Program all the way through our groundbreaking Adolescent Program, our highly trained and experienced faculty and staff offer developmentally appropriate education for children, and useful, inspiring information for parents. MSLF functions as a community that puts the needs of the children first, in service of Maria Montessori’s and our higher goal: an education for peace.

The purpose of the Montessori School of Lake Forest is to care for and educate children from birth to fifteen. MSLF promotes and disseminates the educational principles of Maria Montessori. MSLF does not discriminate against students, applicants for admission, faculty, other employees, or parents on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, or national or ethnic origin.

The Montessori philosophy creates communities of children in which each member is valued and respected. It is MSLF’s goal to place each child in the same group from year to year. To the extent possible, classes are balanced with respect to age, sex, and previous Montessori experience.

In this video from the American Montessori Society, parents share, in their own words, what makes Montessori education special. Go “beyond 2+2” and see the difference that Montessori can make in your child’s life.

Dr. Steven Hughes and Matt Hillis, from the Bergamo Montessori School in Sacramento California discuss Montessori education on Insight – Capital Public Radio. Note: the first minute is a recap of a previous discussion about Waldorf education, start the Montessori discussion at approx. the 1:15 mark.