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ADMISSION OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, January 26 - 10am - 12pm

PRESCHOOL TO ELEMENTARY
Serving children ages 15 months to 12 years
FULL DAY & FULL YEAR
Program options to meet the needs of busy families
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
Located on 5.5 acres of outdoor space in western Lake Forest

Info & News

Prairie Restoration: Biodiversity in Eco-systems, Native Seed Bombs & Healthy Prairies

An essay by Julia Lunn, MSLF’s Outdoor Classroom Director A healthy ecosystem starts with healthy biodiversity; that means a large variety of life! Think about your diet: broccoli’s good, but if you eat just broccoli is that a healthy diet for a growing body? No! It’s 

Ms. Lanni’s Bag of Tricks

  We’ve all seen it: our child’s Montessori teacher gets them to do that one thing that we cannot get them to do! It’s magic, right? Not really! You can do it, too! Carolyn Lanni of our Primary division (children ages 3 to 6) recently shared 

Process Over Product in the Montessori Primary Classroom

By Carolyn Lanni, Primary Directress at the Montessori School of Lake Forest It is not easy to be a Montessori Parent. Tolerating your child’s shoes being on the wrong feet, sitting on your hands while they flip their coat thirty times before finally getting it 

Montessori: Where Children Love to Learn

By Mia Stompanato, Primary Directress at the Montessori School of Lake Forest as featured in Daily North Shore on October 23, 2017  (https://jwcdaily.com/2017/10/23/montessori-where-children-love-to-learn/) As we roll into the second month of school, I sit back, observe my happy students and wonder what the state of 

Libertyville Area Moms Feature Board President, Kelly Dunn Rynes

We’re proud to share this feature from local website Libertyville Area Moms! You can view the original feature here:  https://libertyvilleareamoms.com/meet-a-mom-kelly/ Meet A Mom: Kelly  Kelly Dunn Rynes is a Mom of three, board president of Montessori School of Lake Forest, a real estate broker associate at 

Year in Review 2018: Montessori School embraces change in 2018

“Continuity gives us roots, change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” – Pauline Kezer The Montessori School of Lake Forest established itself as a leader in Montessori education more than 50 years ago, and maintains a leadership position today, 

Montessori School of Lake Forest announces new Acting Executive Director, Nan Barrett

Montessori School of Lake Forest Board President Kelly Dunn Rynes is proud to announce the appointment of Nan Barrett to the position of Acting Executive Director. “We are so honored to have Nan, a recognized Montessori leader and visionary in our community, join us as 

Proud Montessori School of Lake Forest students raise money for Fill A Heart 4 Kids

As students at the Montessori School of Lake Forest head back to classes, they are also helping to ensure that homeless children in communities close to them feel a little more prepared and confident as they too head back to school.  Through a partnership with 

Mission

Cultivate in every MSLF child a life-long love of learning.

Founded In

1966

Located on

5.5 acres

Serving children

2m to 12y

School Hours

7:30am-6:00pm

Summer Program?

Yes

Montessori Trained Lead Teachers

100%

Faculty average years at MSLF

over 13

# of Zip Codes Served

26

# of countries represented

8

Rolling Admissions?

Yes

Total Enrollment = 154

Infant/Toddler (ages 0-3) = 38
Primary (ages 3-6) = 79
Elementary (grades 1-6) = 37

Number of eco-systems on campus

4 - prairie, wetland, woodland and oak savanna

MSLF families come from:

Lake Forest = 26%
Libertyville = 15%
Lake Bluff = 12%
Surrounding communities = 47%

Student Diversity

34% ethnic minority or multiracial

I was reminded again what an impact MSLF has made on my child…





Today, I took my son and his friend to Heron Creek Forest Preserve and, to my surprise, instead of running wild like he usually does outside, he taught us how to identify different plants along the trail and took initiative to educate his friend and me about the wild botany. I had no idea you can find wild bergamot right here in the forest preserve. We rubbed dried bergamot heads and enjoyed the wonderful lemony smell and then saw tiny seeds that were left in our palms. He also showed us what switch grass looks like, and milkweed. I was reminded again what an impact MSLF has made on my child and how proud he makes his parents.

 

Aiste Kalniunas, MSLF Parent since 2013

Montessori School of Lake Forest
2018-10-22T09:33:49+00:00

Aiste Kalniunas, MSLF Parent since 2013

Today, I took my son and his friend to Heron Creek Forest Preserve and, to my surprise, instead of running wild like he usually does outside, he taught us how to identify different plants along the trail and took initiative to educate his friend and