Montessori School of Lemont

For over 50 years we have nurtured the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of children from age three through ninth grade according to the methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori.

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Location: 16427 W. 135th Street, Lemont IL 60439

Telephone: (815) 834-0607

Email:  info@lemontmontessori.com

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Scientific research shows

Children thrive on order, routine, and ritual.

We learn best when we are interested in what we are learning.

People thrive when they feel a sense of choice and control.

We learn best when our learning is situated in meaningful contexts.

Extrinsic rewards reduce motivation and level of performance once the rewards are removed.

Children can learn very well from and with peers; after age 6 children respond well to collaborative learning situations.

– Angeline Stoll Lillard
Montessori, The Science Behind the Genius


Roaring 20s Revival – MSOL’s 2024 Auction

APRIL 19th ◾ 6:30pm ◾ Maggiano’s Naperville

The MSOL Parents’ Association would like to invite you to a night of excitement at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Naperville!
This year the auction will benefit projects to further enhance our campus. Past campus improvement projects include the installation of a video surveillance system, basement remodel, amenities for our outdoor classrooms, parking lot expansion and striping, new HVAC units with air purification systems, Farmessori Chicken Coop, continued additions to the landscaping, maintenance of the outdoor playground areas, classroom supplies, and much more.
In line with this year’s theme, we will be entertaining you in thestyle of the Roaring 20s. Please come join us in the fun by complimenting the style of the black and gold opulence of the Roaring 20s (think flappers and pin stripe suits).
Entertainment for the evening will include champagne towers, wine tastings, a live auction and raffle. We look forward to celebrating with you in the Roaring 20s!!

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Our School

Why Montessori?

The goal of both a Montessori and a traditional class is the same: To provide learning experiences for the child. The biggest difference lies in the kind of learning experiences each school provides and the method each uses to accomplish this goal. Montessori educators believe both differences are important because they help shape what a child learns, his work habits and his future attitude toward himself and the world around him.

Child-Centered ClassTeacher-Centered class
Small teacher-pupil ratioLarge teacher-pupil ratio
Teacher is a “Facilitator”Teacher is the center of class as a “Controller”
Environment and Method encourages self-disciplineTeacher acts as primary Enforcer of discipline
Mainly individual instructionMainly group instruction
Mixed Age GroupingSame Age Grouping
Age Grouping encourages children to teach and help each otherMost teaching done by teacher
Child chooses his own work within a Prepared EnvironmentCurriculum chosen for child
Child discovers his own conceptsChild is given concepts by the teacher
Child works as long as he chooses at a certain activityChild allotted certain time for work
Child sets his own learning pacePace usually set by Group Norm
Child spots own error from feedback of materialIf work is corrected, errors usually pointed out by teacher
Child reinforces own learning by repetition of work and internal feelings of successLearning is reinforced externally by repetition and Rote memorization of facts
Multi-Sensory materials for physical explorationFew materials for Sensory Development
Organized program for learning Care of Self & Environment and Grace & CourtesyNo organized program for Self-Care instruction – left primarily to parents
Child can work, move around and talk at will WITHOUT disturbing others’ work. Group Work is optionalChild usually assigned own chair and required to participate, sit still and listen to Group Lessons

A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education

Montessori Kindergarten

Montessori Elementary

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Montessori School of Lemont does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, socio-economic level, physical ability, genetic information, and learning style in the administration of its educational policies, admissions, hiring, scholarships or other school programs.