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 virtual visit. To RSVP for a Virtual Admissions Coffee and virtual classroom 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 Virtual Admissions Coffee 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 during the 2020-2021 academic year should expect to meet with their child’s and their teacher(s) remotely, in lieu of a home visit or classroom visit, to gain familiarity prior to their child’s first day. Once tenable, Primary, 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: 


Virtual Coffee Chats

Our Virtual Admissions Coffee Chats offer prospective families the opportunity to speak directly with Academy staff, view a classroom tour at their child’s level of programming, and gain a glimpse into the day-to-day inside the academy’s walls. 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, please let us know about your availability and interest by filling out an Inquiry Form.

Zoom-style Coffee Chats are scheduled just about every other Wednesday from 1:00pm-2:00 pm. See upcoming dates below.


Wednesday, December 15

Virtual Admissions Coffee

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Wednesday, December 29

Virtual Admissions Coffee

1:00pm - 2:00pm