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The Montessori Academy of Chicago provides for a nurturing, authentic Montessori education and parent community, enriching the lives of Chicago’s modern families and students. Our school is an extension of the home. Our parents have peace of mind. Our students are responsible and self-assured global citizens, prepared to lead in today’s world.

To kick off the admissions process, we encourage you to come visit us.

Admissions Process

You can apply to the Academy at any time, but we encourage you to attend and Admissions Coffee Chat prior to doing so.

When we receive your application, along with a $150 application fee, a member of our Admissions Department will contact you with information about availability depending on your child’s age and requested enrollment date.

Once enrollment is confirmed, our Admission Department will work with you directly to introduce you to your child’s new teachers. Families enrolling in our Nursery Program should expect a teacher to conduct a home visit prior to your child’s start date. Families enrolling in Primary, Elementary, or Middle School should plan for your child to visit her new class room prior to her start date. Elementary or Middle School applicants may be asked to visit prior to an enrollment offer.

Coffee Chats

Admissions Coffee Chats offer prospective families the opportunity to speak directly with Academy staff, tour our state-of-the-art facilities, and observe our students in action. You will hear an informal presentation and Q&A about our school, our curriculum, and the Montessori approach–along with other components of our program that make the Academy unique. You will also be able to ask about specific information regarding the admissions process and availability.

Coffee Chats are scheduled every other Tuesday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and are for adults only. Check out our calendar to RSVP.

If you’re unable to attend one of our Coffee Chats, you may schedule a one-on-one tour by completing our Inquiry Form.

Download an Application

You may submit an application at any time:

Send any questions or completed applications to:
admissions@montessoriacademychicago.org
Applications can also be dropped off in person between our operating hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The only accredited Montessori school in Chicago serving Infants - Middle School