Old School Montessori

144 Commerce Dr.
Grayslake, IL 60030-0600
Tel: (847)223-9606
Grades: NS-6 | 135 students
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Old School Montessori is located in Grayslake, Illinois.
We offer several different programs for children from 15 months old to 6th grade.

School Overview

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
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 135 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Old School Montessori Student 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.
Acceptance Rate
100%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Cristina Youtsey

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Chess, Clay, Music, Spanish Art, Chess, Clay, Music, Spanish,
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School Reviews

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, 05/17/16
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, 05/17/16
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.
- Posted by Parent, 02/26/16

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, IL is $5,122 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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