Grades: NS-6 | 135 students
- Old School Montessori is located in Grayslake, Illinois.
- We offer several different programs for children from 15 months old to 6th grade.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-6|
|Total Students||135 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|Average Class Size||17 students|
|Matriculation DataMatric. Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Please give us a call for tuition information.|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Cristina Youtsey|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||5 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art, Chess, Clay, Music, Spanish Art, Chess, Clay, Music, Spanish,|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
GurneeGrades: NS-8 | 169 students
6151 Washington Street
Gurnee, IL 60031
Lake VillaGrades: PK-K | 31 students
101 S Beck Rd.
Lake Villa, IL 60046
GrayslakeGrades: PK-12 | 188 students
275 S Lake St
Grayslake, IL 60030
Long GroveGrades: PK-5 | 90 students
Long Grove, IL 60047
GrayslakeGrades: PK-8 | 429 students
231 E Belvidere Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
As both a grandparent of students now attending OSM and an educator with 39 years of experience in the field of education, I am beyond thrilled that my grandchildren are attending Old School Montessori. Their open door policy is refreshing and I am able to stop in frequently to observe my grandchildren in their classrooms, both primary and elementary. I have also spoken to parents of former students who are now in college and they have nothing but positive things to say about their children's experiences at OSM. I have read all of the other reviews on this site and hope that all prospective families will make their own judgment about OSM. I highly recommend this school.
- Posted by Parent - Jamta
We have been very pleased with our experience at Old School Montessori. Our children attended OSM from 1st through 6th grades (our younger child is finishing 6th this year), and they have been excited to come to school every day. The teachers and staff provide a caring, supportive environment that allows students to learn at their own pace and promotes kindness and respect toward others. Our children have been challenged academically, learned to manage their time as they worked to complete assignments, and also developed great public speaking skills. Our children also loved programs such as Nature's Classroom, band, and Spanish. Our older child transitioned from OSM to middle school and high school without any problems, academically or socially. At the end of 8th grade, she was named the top academic student in her class of 380 students. She was asked to be the student speaker at the 8th grade graduation ceremony and spoke confidently to an audience of more than 1,000 people. We credit OSM and its dedicated teachers with fostering a love of learning in our children and helping them become more caring individuals. We highly recommend OSM to all families.
- Posted by Parent - patty
We have two children going to OSM (3 and 9 years old) and could not be happier. The life skills, communication, problem solving, conflict resolution and basic education are incredible. My 9 year old has made amazing friends (sleep overs, etc...), and having a parent group that is active in everything, even providing after school specialties (occasionally will have things like 3D printing class, LEGO programming class, etc...) has been wonderful. Highly recommended, and a great alternative to some of the failing school districts in the area.
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