Ronald Knox Montessori School

2031 Elmwood Ave,
Wilmette, IL, 60091-0600
Tel: (847)256-2922
Ronald Knox Montessori School (RKMS) is a parent-owned and professionally operated, non-profit Montessori preschool serving children between 15 months and six years of age.
The school is one of the few schools receiving full accreditation by the American Montessori Society.
As such, it enjoys a reputation that belies its small size.
RKMS is located in Wilmette, Illinois, just north of downtown Chicago.
Founded in 1963 by a group of parents committed to introducing Montessori education to Chicago's North Shore, the school remains fully committed to this teaching philosophy.
Our brand new state-of-the-art facility heralds a wonderful new phase of our school's history.
The much-anticipated building includes the latest safety features and the ability to consolidate all of our programs under one roof.
At approximately 13,000 square feet, it offers spacious classrooms, a dedicated music room, a wonderfully equipped gross motor classroom and playground as well as expanded office and conference spaces.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 46 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Ronald Knox Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Regina Dominican High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Joseph School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Rose Hall Montessori School (1 miles away)
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  • Wilmette St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1740 Lake Avenue
    Wilmette , IL , 60091
    (847)256-7870
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  336  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Wilmette
    Regina Dominican High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    701 Locust Road
    Wilmette , IL , 60091
    (847)256-7660
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  316  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Wilmette
    Rose Hall Montessori School
    Montessori School
    1140 Wilmette Ave
    Wilmette , IL , 60091
    (847)256-2002
    Montessori School
    1  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Winnetka Ss Faith Hope Charity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    180 Ridge Ave
    Winnetka , IL , 60093
    (847)446-0031
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  304  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Wilmette Arlyn Day School
    Special Education School
    3013 Illinois Rd
    Wilmette , IL , 60091
    (847)256-7117
    Special Education School
    1.3  mi  |  34  students  |  Gr.  5-12

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