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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

Welcome To A New School Year!

Dear MSLF families and friends, I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. Each year it seems to fly by faster than the last, but I hope you had a moment to pause and enjoy some time together. These are the days we will remember 

Severe Cold Weather & Mosquitoes

written by Outdoor Classroom Director, Julia Lunn The good news about this cold snap… it will probably result in a lower mosquito population this summer! Mosquitoes are very sensitive to their environment. Milder winters allows more of the little critters to over winter and survive. Severe 

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 

Hope’s Back To School Night Speech

Thank you to all of you for being here tonight and thank you for choosing MSLF. This truly is a magical place with the most amazing community. I first felt the magic of MSLF 15 years ago, when I was hired to be an assistant 

Welcome To A New School Year!

Dear MSLF families and friends, I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer. Each year it seems to fly by faster than the last, but I hope you had a moment to pause and enjoy some time together. These are the days we will remember 

Spring Admission Open House: Saturday, April 6

  Now enrolling for our new 3-Day Toddler program and the 2019-2020 school year! Please join us for an introduction and tour at our Laurel Drive Campus on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm. Explore our 5.5 acre campus Visit classrooms designed to 

Severe Cold Weather & Mosquitoes

written by Outdoor Classroom Director, Julia Lunn The good news about this cold snap… it will probably result in a lower mosquito population this summer! Mosquitoes are very sensitive to their environment. Milder winters allows more of the little critters to over winter and survive. Severe 

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

27

# of countries represented

8

Rolling Admissions?

Yes

Total Enrollment = 125

Infant/Toddler (ages 0-3) = 27
Primary (ages 3-6) = 62
Elementary (grades 1-6) = 35

Number of eco-systems on campus

4 - prairie, wetland, woodland and oak savanna

MSLF families come from:

Lake Forest = 23%
Lake Bluff = 15%
Libertyville = 14%
Surrounding communities = 48%

Student Diversity

32% 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
2018-10-22T09:33:49-05:00

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