Laren Montessori School
Tel: (708) 339-4274
- Laren Montessori School was established in 1965 by Mary Catherine (Henneberry) Prendergast.
- The school has occupied its present site since 1974. Laren is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and as such admits children of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.
- The policy of the school is determined by a board of directors who are elected by the parents of the school.
- Parents are also required to participate by assigning themselves to various committees which help with the upkeep of the building and classrooms and various parts of the program.
- Our parents are also responsible for annual fundraising events. The Purpose of Laren is to provide an early education program in which the foundations for a lifetime of creative learning are developed effectively and efficiently within the child.
- We do this by surrounding the child with maximum motivation and the opportunity to achieve at his or own level.
- Laren also helps to develop in children those habits and skills that are essential in becoming efficient students.
- These include concentration, order, initiative, creative self expression, cooperation, and persistence in completing tasks.
- Appropriately designed learning tasks and materials geared to each child's level of learning assure success and develop self confidence.
- In performing these tasks the child not only learns that work is a source of keen personal enjoyment, but gains a feeling of security and a sense of independence.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
Other Montessori association(s)
Other school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten|
|Total Students||33 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||2 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||17:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- South Holland Grades: NS-8 | 145 students
900 E. 154 th
South Holland, IL 60473
(708) 333-8173 1.4 NS-8
- Chicago Grades: PK-K | 96 students
1819 W 99th St
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 239-8248 8.6 PK-K
- Dolton Grades: PK-8 | 26 students
14243 Dante Ave
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 849-2787 3 PK-8
- Hammond Grades: PK-6 | 176 students
5935 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 932-5666 4.4 PK-6
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