Fox Valley Montessori School

850 N Commonwealth Ave
Aurora, IL 60506-0605
Tel: (630)896-7557
Grades: NS-6 | 91 students
Fox Valley Montessori School is peaceful community that fosters a child's personal growth, life long love of learning and academic excellence.
Our objective is to provide carefully planned stimulating environments which help children develop essential habits, attitudes, skills and ideas for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.
Maria Montessori's philosophy of following the growing needs of each individual child, gives children the freedom to experiment and learn in a "prepared environment" at their own pace in a non-competitive atmosphere.
This allows the physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential of each child to unfold.
The core of Dr. Montessori's philosophy states that as children acquire an "inner discipline" from their exposure to both physical and mental order, they become free to learn - the natural impulse to learn is self-motivation of the child.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 91 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Fox Valley Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Chess, Dance, Martial Arts Art, Chess, Dance, Martial Arts,

School Notes:

  • Fox Valley Montessori offers educational opportunities as follows: Parent/Infant Program, Toddler Program (18 months - 3), Primary Program (ages 3-6), Full Day Kindergarten Program, and Elementary Program (1st - 6th Grade. In keeping with Maria Montessori's theories on child development, Fox Valley Montessori adheres to the following basic tenents of the Montessori philosophy and pedagogy: Multi-aged Grouping in the classrooms, Certified Montessori Teachers, Teacher as a Guide, Prepared Environment, Freedom to Make Choices, Self-Correcting Materials, Observations and Assessments of Each Child, Grace and Courtesy, Uninterrupted Work Cycle, and Peace Education.

Profile last updated: 07/08/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Rosary High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Rita Of Cascia School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Rita Of Cascia School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Aurora
    St Rita Of Cascia School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 235 students
    0.7 miles
    770 Old Indian Trl
    Aurora, IL 60506
  • Aurora
    Rosary High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 350 students
    0.8 miles
    901 N Edgelawn Dr
    Aurora, IL 60506
  • Aurora
    Grades: 9-12 | 561 students
    1 miles
    1255 N Edgelawn Dr
    Aurora, IL 60506
  • Aurora
    Grades: PK-8 | 113 students
    1.1 miles
    10 North Edgelawn
    Aurora, IL 60506
  • Aurora
    Grades: PK-8 | 544 students
    1.3 miles
    720 Kensington Pl
    Aurora, IL 60506

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