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. To RSVP for a Coffee Chat, schedule a tour, or request additional information, 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 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. 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: Applications can also be dropped off in person between our operating hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.


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.

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

Coffee Chats are scheduled every other Tuesday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. and are for adults only. See upcoming dates below.


There are no Coffee Chats scheduled at this time.