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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

Our Programs

Adolescent (ages 12 - 14)
Coming soon!

Info & News

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: 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Kathryn Jasinski

Kathryn Jasinski has led in our Lower Elementary classrooms for 18 years, but her Montessori journey started long before that, as she can count 45 years working in schools! Miss Jasinski is a passionate advocate of Montessori education, having studied the philosophy as well as 

Teacher Appreciation Week: Debbie Lincoln

Our Elementary teachers get the spotlight today! Debbie Lincoln leads our Upper Elementary students, having joined MSLF nearly 4 years ago. She discovered Montessori education while assisting in a Montessori classroom in Japan, and has taught in classrooms in Brooklyn, NY and Evanston. Ms. Lincoln 

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 

Election Day at MSLF 🗳️🇺🇸

Election Day spirit is high at MSLF on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as it is the day of the United States General Election. Primary classrooms explored what it’s like to be a candidate, sharing their platforms with classmates, which included their love for the Earth, 

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

14.375

# of Zip Codes Served

19

# of countries represented

8

Rolling Admissions?

Yes

Total Enrollment = 132

Infant/Toddler (ages 0-3) = 17
Primary (ages 3-6) = 70
Elementary (grades 1-6) = 45

Number of eco-systems on campus

4 - prairie, wetland, woodland and oak savanna

MSLF families come from:

Lake Forest = 35%
Lake Bluff = 18%
Libertyville = 15%
Surrounding communities = 32%

Student Diversity

24% ethnic minority or multiracial