Steppingstone Montessori School

Steppingstone Montessori School is a privately owned, non - sectarian pre-school and Kindergarten.
The school is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society.
The school uses an adult/child ratio of 1 to 10 in all of its classes. Steppingstone Montessori School has been in operation since 1986. Donna Johnson is co-founder and owner of the school. Steppingstone Montessori School offers programs for children ages 3 years through Kindergarten.
Since Montessori programs are individualized programs, children may be enrolled at any time during the school year, space permitting.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAll
Year Founded1986

Student Body

Total Students21 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Steppingstone Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio21:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesYearly tuition based on number of days child attends, payable monthly from September through May
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPaula Folinazzo

School Notes

  • Traditional, affordable Montessori programs for children 3 through 6 years. Half-day and Extended Day options available. Before and After school care available 3, 4, and 5 day programs offered.
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    9.4 miles
    125 W Church St
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 281-9911
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    Grades: PK-8 | 147 students
    4.9 miles
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    Gurnee, IL 60031
    (847) 244-9352
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    Grades: PK-K | 90 students
    0.6 miles
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    Lake Villa, IL 60046
    (847) 356-2288
    0.6 PK-K
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    Grades: PK-12 | 210 students
    5.3 miles
    275 S Lake St
    Grayslake, IL 60030
    (847) 548-6209
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  • Lake Zurich
    Grades: NS-K | 130 students
    14.6 miles
    One Corporate Drive
    Lake Zurich, IL 60047
    (847) 726-3410
    14.6 NS-K

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