The Montessori School of Englewood (MSE) is a Chicago Public Charter Elementary School located in the West Englewood Community at 6936 South Hermitage Ave. 

Since opening our doors in 2012 we have added a new class every year and we are now proudly educating grades K-8 as well as Head Start. We currently serve over 380 students. 


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

We especially encourage families in our local community to apply to our school.

Enrollment forms are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Families will be placed on the wait list and will be notified if a space becomes available. A lottery is conducted each spring to determine admissions.


The Montessori School of Englewood offers an alternative curricular approach to serve the diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, language, and educational backgrounds of students entering elementary school.


We believe that the best way of meeting the challenges of our diversity is through a proven educational curriculum committed to community involvement and a small student to teacher ratios to provide individualized attention.

If you would like a tour of our school please contact Samara Akins at sakins@tmsoe.org for Head Start or Tina Rush at office@tmsoe.org for Kindergarten-Eighth Grade.

Our Mission

Our mission 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.

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of local Chicago Montessorians, business people, educators, and MSE parents. Read more about our MSE Board of Directors.

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MSE Follows CPS' Non-Discrimination Statement: cps.edu/nondiscrimination