DuPage Montessori is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in Wheaton and is accessible to major highways and public transportation.
It is during this critical stage of development that children lay the foundations for the adults they will become.
The classroom environment for children ages three to six is an inviting, mistake-friendly, nurturing place for them to discover concretely the elements of their world.
Grace, courtesy, and independence are built into the curriculum by virtue of the Montessori philosophy in much the same way that practical life skills, mathematics, language arts, history, geography, science and the arts are materialized on the shelves.
Aristotle knew that everything learned comes to humans through the senses, however, Dr. Montessori turned these thoughts into self-correcting concrete materials.
Image holder Teachers move about the classroom giving developmentally appropriate individual lessons to each child.
The materials are available to the children after the basic lesson for the purpose of discovering the "keys" to the universe.
The sequential curriculum culminates in the third (Kindergarten) year. The third year parallels and goes beyond the Illinois State and local school district's mandated curriculum.
Dr. Montessori contended that all subject matter should be presented in a format which enables children to understand fundamental concepts, rather than one which encourages memorization of isolated details.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 73 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1989
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
73 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Dupage Montessori School - Wheaton Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is based on hourly need.
Admissions Director
Pat Clauss

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Cooking, Cooking Classes

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Piano Instruction
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Dupage Montessori School - Wheaton?

The application deadline for Dupage Montessori School - Wheaton is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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My daughter is currently enrolled at DMS - Wheaton and is thriving! We have seen a huge improvement in her since she started at the school and would recommend the school to anyone! Ms. Pat & the teachers are so kind & welcoming!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 73 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Dupage County, IL is $8,160 for elementary schools and $10,713 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Dupage County, IL is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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