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Get started with the admissions process today by calling 312.243.0977. The Montessori Academy of Chicago is currently accepting applications for our Infant through Middle School programs. As our school continues to expand, we remain fully committed to meeting our students needs by offering a superior academic experience through eighth grade.


Prospective Families

The Montessori Academy of Chicago welcomes all families without regard to race, creed, color, ethnic origin, religion, or lifestyle. We encourage prospective families to participate in our events and parent education meetings. Once you have applied for admission, you will be added to our email list and receive invitations to a wide range of community and parenting events.

The admission process is as follows:

Parents submit an application along with the $150 application fee. The application and fee should be sent to our Admissions office, located at:

Department of Admissions
Montessori Academy of Chicago
1335 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL, 60607

Please note: Primary, Kindergarten, and Elementary applications require additional items, such as recommendations and records from the applicant’s current school. You may find these forms at the bottom of this page.

Parents will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. The Admissions Office sends an acknowledgement to parents upon receipt of the application and the processing fee.

Application Downloads:

Pre-Natal Application (Infant level for expectant parents)

Nursery Application (0-3 year olds)

Primary Admission Kit (3-4 year olds) – Includes Records Request/Release Form (if applicable)

Kindergarten Admission Kit (5 year olds) – Includes Teacher Recommendation Form & Records Request/Release Form

Elementary Admission Kit (6-12 years) – Includes Teacher and Principal Recommendation Forms & Records Request/Release Form

Middle School Admission Kit (12-14 years) – Includes Teacher and Principal Recommendation Forms & Records Request/Release Form

Please fill out your form completely and follow the instructions for submission outlined on each application document. A tuition schedule is available upon request.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding admissions, please contact:

Department of Admissions
Montessori Academy of Chicago
1335 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL, 60607
312.243.0977
admissions@montessoriacademychicago.org


Parents can learn more about the Academy by attending:

Informational Coffees – Informational Coffees take place on select weekdays from 9:00 to 10:30 am and include a presentation and tour. Check our Calendar for upcoming dates.

Parent Enrichment Seminars

Classroom Observations

Mailing List Subscription – Join to receive our e-newsletters

Participation in Academy activities may positively affect a child’s candidacy.

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. At the Primary and Elementary levels, students will make shadow/observation visits to the Academy. When the applicant is accepted, parents will receive an enrollment agreement. A student is formally admitted once the Admissions Office receives the signed agreement and applicable fees and an appropriate representative of the Montessori Academy of Chicago countersigns the agreement.

Informational Coffees

Our informational coffee sessions provide prospective families with the opportunity to learn more about each program and tour our state-of-the-art facilities. These informal information sessions help interested families become acquainted with our community and offer the chance to ask our faculty, administration, and current parents questions about the school. A morning at the Academy includes basic information on our programming, Montessori pedagogy and history, and the admissions process. Consult the schedule below and let us know when you can attend.

Informational Coffees take place on select weekdays from 9:00 to 10:30 am. RSVP is required. Adults only, please.

Check our Calendar for upcoming dates.

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