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PRESCHOOL TO GRADE 8
Serving children from birth to age 14
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

Our Programs

Info & News

Welcome New Families!

One of our favorite things to do is welcome new families to our school! This year, we’ve been so lucky to welcome 22 new families to the MSLF community. We’ve also welcomed 6 families back to MSLF, and had 5 children welcome a sibling to 

MSLF’s Parent Infant Program returns September 14

MSLF’s Parent Infant Program helps parents gain a better understanding of their child as they learn meet their child’s true needs. Through parent/child sessions and parent discussions, you will grow to know and appreciate your child even more thoroughly, from this fresh new perspective. – 

MSLF Welcomes Danna Ayres, new Adolescent Program Director for 2021-2022 school year

The Montessori School of Lake Forest is excited to share the following news with our community: We continue to look forward to the new school year and beyond. We are extremely excited to announce that we are moving forward with the addition of an Adolescent 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Staff

No doubt any school would cease to function if not for the team of assistants, specialists, staff and administrators working behind the scenes of each successful day! MSLF is supported by this amazing group of people, who make it happen for our children each day: 

MSLF’s Parent Infant Program returns September 14

MSLF’s Parent Infant Program helps parents gain a better understanding of their child as they learn meet their child’s true needs. Through parent/child sessions and parent discussions, you will grow to know and appreciate your child even more thoroughly, from this fresh new perspective. – 

MSLF Welcomes Danna Ayres, new Adolescent Program Director for 2021-2022 school year

The Montessori School of Lake Forest is excited to share the following news with our community: We continue to look forward to the new school year and beyond. We are extremely excited to announce that we are moving forward with the addition of an Adolescent 

MSLF Adolescent Program Now Enrolling For The 2021-22 School Year

As we prepare to celebrate our 55th year, MSLF is extremely excited to announce the addition of an Adolescent Program, grades 7 & 8, to our program offerings for the 2021-2022 school year. The additional class will be conducted at our Laurel Drive Campus, using existing 

MSLF News: Ilan Hurtado Memorial Scholarship

  The Montessori School of Lake Forest is proud to share the following news: The family of Ilan Hurtado are pleased to announce an annual scholarship in Ilan’s name of $5,000, to be granted to an elementary student of a single parent household. Ilan attended 

Mission

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

Founded In

1966

Located on

5.5 acres

Serving children

6w to 14y

School Hours

7:30am-6:00pm

Summer Program?

Yes

Montessori Trained Lead Teachers

100%

Faculty average years at MSLF

14.375

# of Zip Codes Served

25

# of countries represented

8

Rolling Admissions?

Yes

Total Enrollment = 160

Infant/Toddler (ages 0-3) = 28
Primary (ages 3-6) = 76
Elementary (grades 1-6) = 51
Adolescent (grades 7-8) = 5

Number of eco-systems on campus

4 - prairie, wetland, woodland and oak savanna

MSLF families come from:

Lake Forest = 36%
Lake Bluff = 15%
Libertyville = 11%
Surrounding communities = 38%

Student Diversity

36% ethnic minority or multiracial