Upcoming Info Coffee Dates & Times

Tuesday, October 13, 2015: 9:00 to 10:30am

Tuesday, October 27, 2015: 9:00 to 10:30am

Tuesday, November 10, 2015: 9:00 to 10:30am

Tuesday, December 8, 2015: 9:00 to 10:30am



Admissions: Registration for 2015 and Summer Camps is now open! Apply today! We accept applications throughout the year.

Info Coffees: Come in for a visit, tour the school and become acquainted with our community.

Why MAC: Throughout our Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary programs, we provide a foundation for academic and personal excellence while encouraging a love of learning. Having opened our West Loop location in February of 2007, the school was founded by parents who came from Montessori backgrounds and wanted more for their children than corporate daycare offered.

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Day In the Life: Explore a day in the life of our school through pictures.

Support the Academy: Invest in our school's success and share in the excitement as we continue to expand the educational gifts we give our children.


Children at Montessori Schools Are Better Educated
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A controversial schooling method that focuses on personal development rather than exams produces more mature, creative and socially adept children, scientists have revealed. Read more

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses
By Joshua Davis
José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. Read more

Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate
By Laura Flores Shaw
Over a century ago, Dr. Maria Montessori discovered through scientific observations of children that they are not empty vessels to be filled -- they are intrinsically motivated doers. Read more

Montessori Builds Innovators
By Andrew McAfee
There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate. Read more