Alcuin Montessori School
Education for Life
Alcuin Montessori School324 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park IL, 60302
Owner(s): Gina Gleason, Executive Director
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Alcuin Montessori: Offering Education for Life
Alcuin Montessori offers a community that is a child-centered learning environment built on trust in the natural development of mind and spirit. Our programs are designed to help each child become confident, curious, self-disciplined and motivated. With an experienced staff of Montessori-certified teachers, Alcuin offers sensory-oriented materials encouraging discovery and classrooms inviting children from birth through 14 years to reach their full potential. We offer education for life.
Founded in 1961, Alcuin Montessori is one of the oldest Montessori schools in the Midwest. Our programs are designed to help each child become confident, curious, self-disciplined and motivated. The essence of the Montessori method is to allow for the development of a child's individual potential while also encouraging participation in a community that emphasizes respect and cultural awareness. Classrooms are filled with materials that encourage creativity, emphasize sensory experiences and provide opportunities for both verbal and non-verbal learning.
Classrooms operate on the principle of freedom within limits. Children, under the guidance of a teacher, work at their own pace with materials of their choosing. Each student may work alone or with others. Different levels of ability are expected and welcomed within each classroom. Education occurs in multi-aged classrooms where children of various stages of development learn from and with each other. Come and discover why Alcuin has been a Montessori tradition for over 50 years.