Chiaravalle Montessori

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Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #1 - Opening the North Wing in September 2015, Chiaravalle became the first LEED Platinum Montessori school addition in the US and the first LEED Platinum independent school addition in Illinois.
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Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #1 - Opening the North Wing in September 2015, Chiaravalle became the first LEED Platinum Montessori school addition in the US and the first LEED Platinum independent school addition in Illinois.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #2 - Early Childhood students cultivate herbs and vegetables in the Learning Garden. Chiaravalle was honored to be recognized as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School for its commitment to environmental education and energy efficiency.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #3 - The North Wing features a green roof, geothermal heating and cooling system, and ecologically-conscious building materials throughout. This is more than building choices, it's a commitment to respect the earth's resources. By setting the bar so high, Chiaravalle challenges our community to make a difference in the world and for the future.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #4 - The Toddler program offers thoughtfully planned classrooms to enhance children's independence. The furniture and materials are toddler-sized. Children explore, moving from activity to activity as they like. If they choose to spend extended time in a concentrated work, they will not be interrupted. This way, meaning and dignity are given to a toddler's learning.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #5 - Our Early Childhood classrooms are inviting spaces designed to entice each child to move, touch and explore. Much learning at this age is processed through the hand. Children work independently and with peers, based on their interests and guided by their teachers. Montessori classrooms are identifiable by the iconic materials that teach foundational skills.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #6 - Montessori students often refer to their "work," meaning the particular material they are using or the name of an activity. The materials are designed to be self-teaching, meaning a child taught to use them can learn to verify the lesson's correctness without a teacher's presence.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #7 - The Elementary school day is designed to prioritize the three-hour Montessori work cycle to protect flow and concentration. Children plan their time, balance their learning, be part of a community and find their passions. We give children time to dream, to search for fairness, to make decisions, to teach each other, to make mistakes and learn from them.
Chiaravalle Montessori Photo #8 - In Middle School, the day is divided into individual work and group work. Individual work shapes the skills, abilities, and interests of each student, working alone or in small, self-chosen groups. Group work is done in teams, which reconfigured regularly, working together on academic tasks in the thematic units.
Chiaravalle is modern Montessori independent school for children, 16 months through middle school, in Evanston.
Chiaravalle enrolls 350 students from Evanston, Chicago, and surrounding suburbs. Founded in 1965, Chiaravalle's vision is to develop future generations of lifelong learners who effect change for a better world by providing an education that inspires independent, compassionate, and innovative thinkers.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Chiaravalle Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
329 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Chiaravalle Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director
Tiffany Jorgensen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Latin Cooking Club, Lego Robotics, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama, Glee Club, Open Art Studio

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football

School Notes

  • Chiaravalle Montessori`s approach to learning means it's connected and relevant. We provide a modern Montessori education that inspires kids to grow and shine.And they flourish as independent, compassionate, and innovate thinkers.
  • Our prepared learning environments promote deep understanding through purposeful movement, hands on materials, project-based interdisciplinary learning, extending beyond the homeroom.
  • Our students feel at home while at school. Chiaravalle offers opportunities for students of all ages to develop essential life skills to effectively work, play, and create with others.
  • Chiaravalle is located at the corner of Dempster and Hinman in Evanston, south of Northwestern University, close to Lake Michigan, and convenient to public transportation. Named a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, we look forward to sharing our vibrant community and LEED Platinum North Wing with you.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Chiaravalle Montessori offer a summer program?
Yes, Chiaravalle Montessori offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Chiaravalle Montessori offer?
Chiaravalle Montessori offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Chiaravalle Montessori's ranking?
Chiaravalle Montessori ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Chiaravalle Montessori?
The application deadline for Chiaravalle Montessori is Jan. 15.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 329 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Evanston, IL is $8,718 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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