Montessori School Of Lake Forest

Montessori School Of Lake Forest Photo #1 - Our main West Laurel Drive campus is on over five acres of prairie adjacent to the Middlefork Savanna County Forest Preserve.
The curriculum at MSLF, based on Maria Montessori`s study of child development, is designed to maximize the development of children through prepared environments.
Montessori trained directors conduct carefully planned lessons that children then carry out independently and repeatedly.
Children are encouraged to build sensory-motor skills, socialization skills, high self-esteem, inner security, and abiding habits of concentration.
Great care goes into preparing and maintaining classroom materials that are beautiful and inviting, and serve as essential components of the curriculum.
Montessori pedagogy is over 100 years old and is practiced in nearly four thousand public and private schools in the United States, and throughout the world.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Other Montessori association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1966
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students123 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Montessori School Of Lake Forest Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesFor full schedule of tuition rates for all programs, visit
Admissions DirectorHope Allegretti
Admissions AssociateTeresa Pavelich


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chess Class, Piano Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After School Sports, Circus Club

School Notes

  • We encourage you to see for yourself what a Montessori education can offer to you and your child. Please feel free to call us and schedule your visit.
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