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The Montessori School of Englewood

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About Us

The Montessori School of Englewood is an open enrollment, free public school for students living within the Chicago city limits.

Enrollment is accepted on an ongoing basis and families will be placed on a waitlist and notified if a space becomes available. A lottery is conducted each Spring to determine admissions.


Our Mission at the Montessori School of Englewood is to create a learning community where members trust one another to use our heads, hearts, and hands to commit to a life of growth and fulfillment.


We believe that children have innate talent and their intelligence is reinforced through a quality, affirming, and engaging education, ensuring that our students' light remains ignited.  We are intentional about building and maintaining a team that carries the dignity of our students' cultures and values.


The Montessori pedagogy, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children. The Montessori Method fosters rigorous, self-motivated growth for children and adolescents in all areas of their development—cognitive, emotional, social, and physical.

multi-age classrooms

The mixed age classroom mimics the family structure with older children being mentors and

role models to younger peers.


The materials and routines in our classrooms help children learn coordination, concentration, and independence.


The Montessori classroom gives students the tools to follow their interests and curiosities for learning that

lasts a lifetime. 

When a child is given a little leeway, he will at once shout, ’I want to do it!’ But in our schools, which have an environment adapted to children’s needs, they say, ‘Help me to do it alone.’

- Dr. Maria Montessori