The Program

Park Ridge Montessori School Offers...

  1. BulletHours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  2. BulletYear-Round Programs
  3. BulletInfant, Toddler & Kindergarten (6 weeks old to 6 years old)
  4. BulletHalf-day, School Hour, and Full-Day Programs
  5. BulletSummer Camp
  6. BulletBefore-School and After-School Programs
  7. BulletForeign Languages
  8. BulletMulticultural, Multilingual Environment
  9. BulletRegistered with the Illinois State Board of Education
  10. BulletAffiliations with the American Montessori Society, the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools, and the North American Montessori Teachers Association
  11. BulletTeacher Certifications by the American Montessori Society and Association Montessori Internationale
  12. BulletB.A. and M.A. Degreed Staff
  13. BulletConvenient Locations

Curriculum Overviews


The Infant room allows for the development of the infants in a nurturing, caring, and educational environment.


The Toddler classroom allows for the development of the young child in a nurturing, caring, and educational environment. Activities in areas such as Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, and Gross Motor Activities help to promote independent self-care, discrimination of the senses, communication, concentration skills,´┐Żand opportunities for children to work collectively as a group or independently.

3-6 Year Olds

The 3-6 classroom promotes individuality, confidence, responsibility for one's self and fellow peers, respect for the classroom, and a freedom to partake in many different activities as the child develops. The freedom to pursue one's own interests by choosing activities enables the child to exercise some control over his or her life. The classroom covers five main areas which include: Practical Life, Sensorial, Math, Language, and Culture.

The Montessori Academy of Illinois serves Park Ridge, Niles, Des Plaines, Edison Park, Rosemont, Harwood Heights and Norridge, Illinois. We are a private school (preschool) that is a major step beyond day care, child care and Kindergarten. The Montessori Method is a superior educational program. Contact Montessori Academy of Illinois today.