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.

Our Environment
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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 20’s Revival ~ MSOL Annual Auction
APRIL 19th ~ 6:30pm ~ Maggiano’s Naperville

The Montessori School of Lemont, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization  requests your support for our annual fundraising event.  

Founded in 1972, MSOL has served children from three years old through ninth grade from over 25 communities in the Chicagoland area. It is our mission to provide for the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual education of children ages 3-15 years following the methods and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori. 

This year’s auction will benefit the continued growth and development of school programs and grounds. Please join us in supporting our cause through your tax deductible:

– Attend our event!

– Become a Company or Family Sponsor

– Donate a Service, Item, or Basket for the Auction

– BID! From near or far!


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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.