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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

Garden To Table Tradition Continues

In late September at the Montessori School of Lake Forest, a special tradition has grown. The Garden to Table Harvest Dinner is a memorable evening for three families in the school’s organic garden. The seed is planted in the spring as seeds usually are! Families 

Upper El Family Camp Out Marks End of Summer

To mark the end of summer, Upper Elementary families enjoyed their first Camp Out at MSLF. Tents were set up on the field, a potluck feast was had, along with s’mores and songs by the fire and a night hike. Families woke to watch the 

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 

Garden To Table Tradition Continues

In late September at the Montessori School of Lake Forest, a special tradition has grown. The Garden to Table Harvest Dinner is a memorable evening for three families in the school’s organic garden. The seed is planted in the spring as seeds usually are! Families 

Upper El Family Camp Out Marks End of Summer

To mark the end of summer, Upper Elementary families enjoyed their first Camp Out at MSLF. Tents were set up on the field, a potluck feast was had, along with s’mores and songs by the fire and a night hike. Families woke to watch the 

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 

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