To book a tour right away, choose your own date and time on our calendar by clicking here.

If you’re ready to apply for enrollment now, you can do so at our brand new online application. PDF versions of the application can be found below. 

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 reach out and schedule a visit. You can do that by clicking above or submitting an inquiry.  To request any additional information or have someone contact you please complete our inquiry form.


Admissions Process

You can apply to the Academy at any time, but we encourage you to attend an Admissions Coffee prior to doing so. When we receive your application, along with a $165 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.  The Academy offers need-based financial aid, with applications processed by FAST aid system. Once your application is completed via the portal, our admissions team will receive an automatic notification and reach out to you.


Download an Application

You may submit an application at any time:

Send any questions or completed applications to:


Admissions Coffee Chats

Our Admissions Coffee Chats offer prospective families the opportunity to speak directly with Academy staff, and witness the magic of a Montessori classroom firsthand. 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.

If you’d like to attend one of our Coffee Chats, or if you’d like to set up another time to visit us, please let us know by filling out an Inquiry Form.

Admissions Coffee Chats are scheduled just about every other Wednesday from 9:00am-10:30 pm. Check out our events calendar