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About Us

The Montessori Elementary & Preschool was established in 1979 by a small group of teachers dedicated to offering a Montessori education for students from families committed to this method of education. The Board of Directors approved the move of the school to Lemont in 1990. In 2001, the school moved to its permanent location in Lemont after the construction of a new campus on 7.5 acres of donated land.

In the Spring of 2010, a new building was completed to house our Elementary students. Funds are currently being raised to continue to improve and grow our campus.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Montessori Elementary & Preschool to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual education of children ages 3-14 years following the methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Philosophy

We accept and encourage the individuality of all members of our community: children, parents, staff and visitors. We welcome people of all cultures, races, religions, nationalities, origin, disabilities and genders in the belief that we will be enriched by the differences and aware of the interrelatedness of all peoples in all societies. The Montessori School of Lemont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin. It is Maria Montessori's global approach to education that we believe to be the true Education for Life.