Creative Montessori Learning Center

  • Creative Montessori learning Center was founded in 1965, in west suburban Elmhurst as an early education non-profit organization.
  • The Montessori approach to early childhood education is based on the method of seeing children as they really are and of creating environments which foster the fulfillment of their highest potential - spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual.
  • Montessori practice is always up-to-date and dynamic matching the personality of every child. Observation and meeting of the needs of the child is continual and specific for each child.
  • When physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs are met, children glow with excitement and a drive to play and work with enthusiasm, to learn, and to create.
  • They exhibit a desire to teach, help, and care for others and for their environment.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1965
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students75 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Creative Montessori Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$1,040
Tuition NotesFull Month Tuition($1040) @ 5 full days per week; $575/Month @ 5 Half days per week and $890/Month @ 5 Ext.days/Wk (Lower fees available for less number of days attendance per week). Weekly payment option is also available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorShanker Pillai
Admissions AssociateNayna Purohit

School Notes

  • Highly recognized Montessori Preschool & Day Care for excellent early education for children 2 to 6yrs of age.
  • Major programs: Full Day 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.., Extended Day 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Half Day: 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
  • Open all year. Serving for over 52 years. Established in 1965.
  • All teachers with Bachelors or Masters degrees and Montessori Training and certification.
  • Full Member: American Montessori Society.
  • Licence: Illinois State Board of Education and                                 Dept.of Children & Fam.Services (DCFS)
  • Hot lunch and snacks served.
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