Montessori Private Academy is an independent private school offering a comprehensive education for children aged 24 months to 15 years old in a challenging yet nurturing environment.
In addition, we offer classes for toddlers and infants with their parents as well as community education and parenting workshops. Montessori Private Academy is a great place to learn and a fun place to be! Students, parents, grandparents and staff make up a committed school community that works together to educate children. Since 1983, MPA has served Rockford, Belvidere and surrounding communities as the only private Montessori offering Young Child, Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School classes.
Montessori Private Academy was founded in 1983 by a group of motivated parents desiring private Montessori education.
MPA functions as a not for profit corporation with a parent board of trustees.
MPA has a strong track record of high quality, authentic Montessori teaching.
As a full member of the American Montessori Society, MPA adheres to its standards for teacher training, classroom materials, implementation of Montessori philosophy and financial management.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
193 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Montessori Private Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
25 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Brittany Nowicki
Admissions Associate
Lynn Glovsky


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Pop Choir, Science Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook Club
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Montessori Private Academy?

The application deadline for Montessori Private Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
This school is excellent in every way. We don't want to move away from the area for fear that we won't find another school that can educate our son as well as Montessori Private Academy of Rockford.
- Posted by
The review posted February 14, 2013. If the school administration posts reviews, read this again as there are four (4) obvious errors. Am sure the person meant staff & not stuffs; "been there since ''his 3yrs old''"; in 1st grade know vs. now & "and for sure we will be back." Hopefully this well meaning parent is not helping with assignment sent home.
- Posted by
I have no complain about this school. The teachers are very excellent, the stuffs are friendly. son has been there since his 3yrs old and he is in 1st grade know and for sure we will be back because this is the best school in town.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Enrollment: 193 students
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Rockford, IL is $5,435 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Rockford, IL is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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