Montessori Private Academy

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-9
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students193 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Montessori Private Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorBrittany Nowicki
Admissions AssociateLynn Glovsky


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Chess Club, Pop Choir, Science Club, Spanish Club, Yearbook Club
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Rockford
    Spectrum Progressive School
    Spectrum Progressive School Photo - Early Elementary students using pattern blocks and mirrors to explore symmetry
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 85 students
    3.4 miles
    4848 Turner St.
    Rockford, IL 61107
    3.4 PK-8
  • Rockford
    Allegro Academy
    Allegro Academy Photo - Our harpists listen to instructor and Rockford Symphony harpist Ms. Felix.
    Grades: NS-7 | 64 students
    5.7 miles
    6413 Forest Hills Road
    Rockford, IL 61114
    5.7 NS-7
  • Rockford
    Alpine Academy
    (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-6 | 101 students
    2.9 miles
    5001 Forest View Ave
    Rockford, IL 61108
    2.9 PK-6
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-12 | 324 students
    5.6 miles
    1 Jacoby Pl
    Rockford, IL 61107
    5.6 PK-12
  • Rockford
    Grades: PK-12 | 149 students
    5.2 miles
    5622 35th St
    Rockford, IL 61109
    5.2 PK-12

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.
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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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