Grades: K | 30 students
In September 1992, Midwest Montessori School opened its doors as the Demonstration School for the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center. Each classroom is designed to be a model for the Montessori prepared environment, with a full complement of Montessori materials. Each class is directed by a Master Montessori Teacher, who is assisted by Montessori interns. The classrooms are observed regularly by teachers, students and interns from all over the Chicago area and the Midwest. Midwest Montessori School is a not-for-profit institution, established to provide a Montessori School Community for families with programs that promote diversity, self-respect, independence and community responsibility. Midwest Montessori School provides an environment of learning and discovery based on the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. We believe in an individualized Montessori curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child and promote self – motivation. The foundation of the school’s success is built upon a Community of children, parents and educators. We endeavor to nurture the heart and challenge the intellect of each child through meaningful multi-sensory experiences. We seek to foster in our students a positive awareness of the balance between her freedom to act and her social responsibility to others in the school community. We will continue to enhance and expand our diverse learning community while maintaining the integrity of the Montessori prepared environment.