Prairie Flower Montessori School
Tel: (217) 423-5200
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #2 - Our "Prairie Flower Montessori School" sign sits at the entrance to our parking lot. At arrival and dismissal times, parents enter our property down a small road to the west of the lot.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #3 - This is the front entrance to Prairie Flower. We are a true Casa di Bambini, a house for children.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #4 - This view of a Primary classroom, shows children three to six years of age, engaged in the Practical Life area. These activities provide opportunities to do familiar "work" that encourages concentration, sequencing, and independent skill building. There is always the choice to just sit, look out a window, and contemplate the mysteries of life.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #5 - Children are presented lessons as they are ready for them. This wide view, of a typical morning, shows children who have chosen activities from different areas of the curriculum. They are encouraged to repeat and to spend as much time as they wish with each choice they make. In this way, they learn to decide for themselves how they wish to use their time. Our most important expectation is to respect others by trying not to interrupt their work and by asking for permission should they wish to observe another child. Children of this age are constructing themselves and benefit most from doing individual work to build understanding and skills; however, they are also encouraged to help each other and to try to resolve any conflicts that may arise by themselves, with the help of an adult should that become necessary.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #6 - Each classroom has a deck area where children can do outside work. This is the area off the toddler community where children have group snack, wash hands, and scrub cloths.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #7 - Prairie Flower sits on 2 1/2 acres of land that contains a woods, a meadow and a wetland with a pond and streams. This is a view of our wetland and the source of many plants and animals to enrich our work in Botany, Zoology and Geography. The children often take hikes to explore what the area has to offer.
Prairie Flower Montessori School Photo #8 - During the summer Elementary Camp our alumni return for a six week program that allows them to revisit the land and the classrooms that they left behind when they graduated to enter the first grade programs in the Decatur area.
- Prairie Flower Montessori School is tucked down off the corner of Turpin Road and Highland Anenue just south of the end of South Shore Drive on the south side of Decatur.
Prairie Flower Montessori School places among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:
- Category Attribute
- Advanced Degrees Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Not Available (School did not report any membership associatons).|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Summer Program Cost||$902|
|Summer Program Cost Notes||Three mornings for eight weeks|
|Total Students||38 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 31%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||3 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||13:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
(Discourage pop images on clothing and assessors)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$610|
|Tuition Notes||Limited scholarships available for incoming families. E-mail: email@example.com for admission and tuition information|
|Admissions Director||Marianne White Dunlap|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||1 extracurricular|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Arts and Music Programs:|
After School Programs offered according to interest
- See us on Facebook for photo albums of our classrooms and our curriculum https://www.facebook.com/Prairie-Flower-Montessori-School-182928861724257/timeline/
Nearby Private Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Decatur Grades: PK-8 | 240 students
2400 S Franklin Street Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 423-7049 1.6 PK-8
- Decatur Grades: PK-12 | 50 students
3575 E Greenhill Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 429-5590 2.4 PK-12
- Decatur Grades: PK-8 | 155 students
412 N Jackson St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 423-4351 3.4 PK-8
- Decatur Grades: 9-12 | 286 students
2710 N Water St
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 815-2431 5.2 9-12
- Decatur Grades: NS-6 | 43 students
3475 N Maple Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 875-0529 6.2 NS-6
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