Laren Montessori School

  • 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 Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students33 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Laren Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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