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.
No Extracurricular Activities
Come and listen to our wonderful guides introduce you to
the Primary Program. The Primary classroom is intended for
children aged 3-6 years old. It’s carefully designed to continue the
Academy’s philosophy of “learning by doing.” In this mixed aged
environment, children spend three years building a classroom
community. It is here they construct a solid foundation for their
academic and social development and growth. The Primary
program exists in a uniquely prepared environment structured
and constructed to meet a child’s individual needs. Come join us
as our teachers introduce and explain the five areas of the Primary
Program: Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, and
Cultural activities. This presentation will give a thorough overview
of our program, transition process, and discuss the importance of
the Montessori Kindergarten year. Our teachers will be available
to answer your questions regarding the transition process and the
next stage of your child’s developmental journey.
Please RSVP to Admissions@montessoriacademychicago.org
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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.