The Nursery Program is designed for the developmental needs of infants and toddlers.
There are two major components to the nursery program: a comfortable home-like environment for non-walking children, and an open space for the walking children to discover their world through exploration.
The space is created with your child’s need in mind to assist them in reaching their full potential. The furniture is child-sized and all materials provided are smaller versions of the real materials your child sees you using at home.
The Primary classroom offers children precision, exactness, and order through manipulation of materials. Preparation of the mathematical mind is crucial to further development of intellectual pursuits. Using concrete materials, we introduce abstract forms and calculations. Each particular quality of an abstract idea can be presented in isolation.
We support the natural drive for independence by encouraging children to choose activities of interest, without interruption. The resulting feelings of accomplishment and satisfaction engender respect from the children towards others.
The Montessori Elementary program offers an unrivaled option for the further development of your child. Designed for children between the ages of six and twelve, this program offers a planned environment that supports your child’s growing need for independence. Our Elementary program shapes not only academic skills, but also a child’s lifelong outlook on learning.
In the Montessori Middle School program, classrooms are treated as a community, of which students are vital members. As a member of this community, students are encouraged to remain respectful, honest, and held responsible for their commitments.
The multi-age grouping continues in Middle School, with classrooms of students ages twelve to fourteen. This grouping allows for peer mentorship, building leadership skills and self-confidence.
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Toilet learning is a natural process and should be done at a pace
that promotes comfort and independence. Encouraging children
to become aware of their bodily functions during this sensitive
period of development for toileting allows for less distress
when the child is older and more physically able to control their
toileting abilities. The Montessori approach to toilet learning
begins at birth and continues throughout the first three years of
life. Come and learn more about the Academy’s approach to this
important developmental stage. This event will be hosted by our
Lower School teachers and will include take away material that
will assist you in becoming a toilet learning expert.
Registration for 2016 and Summer Camps is now open! Apply today! We accept applications throughout the year.
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In a caring, structured environment, we provide tools that empower children to make their own decisions.
Making the Case for Montessori Education
Why the Academy
At the Montessori Academy of Chicago, we provide a foundation for academic and personal excellence and encourage the love of learning inherent in every student through participation and engagement.