Park View Montessori School 3, located on the northside of Chicago on the corner of Irving Park Rd. and Lake Shore Drive, strives to create an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.
We believe in supporting the whole child through the use of practical life, sensorial, and cultural materials in the classroom.
Open to toddlers, aged 18 months -3 years, and preschoolers, aged 3-6 years old.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1990
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
70 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 34%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
1425-1650 per month depending on program
Summer Program Cost Notes
The school is open year-round
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kathleen Kasser

School Notes

  • Founded in 1990, our school has helped hundreds of young people find independence and peace while learning respect for themselves, others, and their environment. All classrooms are guided by a Montessori credentialed teacher and facilitated by at least one assistant. Our rooms are mixed-age, which means children grow with the same teacher for up to three years. This enables teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the child and their needs, and also allows the child to feel the benefits of a long-term guide and support network. Our school has remained open and in-person throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, made possible by adhering to both local and CDC guidelines and standards. All staff is fully vaccinated and our school requires masks indoors for all people over the age of 2 years old. Our greatest priority is the safety and wellbeing of our young people. 
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I highly recommend this school. My daughter attended Park View Montessori for about a year before we moved out of Chicago, starting when she was 18 months old. My daughter grew immensely during her time at Park View; she became more independent and proactive in reading and learning new things. It was also very obvious that she enjoyed school, so much so that she never once said she didn`t want to go, and always came home with a big smile! The administration staff and teachers were warm, welcoming, passionate, and extremely helpful at every turn. The atmosphere is wonderful. Could not have been happier with my daughter`s early education.
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5  
I highly recommend this school! Both of my children started going to Park View Montessori III when they were 18 months old. They've aged out now, and I feel like we're leaving family. Park View's greatest strength is its incredible teaching staff. The lead teachers have many years, if not decades, of experience teaching young children in a Montessori environment. Despite being highly educated and trained, the teachers exhibit endless humility, patience, and care. They truly love every child that comes into their classroom and they see each child as unique, even though they've had so many students over the years. My children learned practical life skills, how to read at a young age, and many other skills and attitudes that are from this school. I'm so grateful for the role that this school played in our family's life!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 70 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $19,200
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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