Discover the Montessori Difference


We Teach Differently

Too often children are over-stimulated with bright colors and plastic toys. Made to wait or rushed to keep up with a schedule set by adults. But we believe children learn best when they’re allowed the freedom to follow their own interests and work at their own pace.

Now enrolling for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022

COVID-19 & Safety

Our school was able to stay open last year with enhanced cleaning and safety measures. For more information, please visit our Health & Safety at CLMS page.

Give your child the gift

of a world-class education

The Whole Child

Montessori is a time-tested method of education that engages your child’s natural curiosity through hands-on discovery for themselves at every age. We educate our children to be global citizens and tomorrow’s innovators and leaders.

The Montessori Method

A little over a hundred years ago, Maria Montessori, Italy’s first female physician, developed her philosophy of education based on observing stages of child development. She pioneered a new method of education by inventing a series of “self-correcting” materials.

They might look like toys, but we call them works because each of these beautifully crafted materials has a specific purpose. These are like puzzles with only one solution that children discover for themselves by hands-on experimentation that’s as natural to them as playing. The role of the Montessori teacher is to guide the student in their exploration.

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Your child deserves the best and brightest future. 

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Our Blog

Looking for articles about Montessori philosophy and parenting? Check out our helpful blog.

Meet our Director of Admissions

I’m Beth Huffman. I started as a Crystal Lake Montessori parent and went on to train and teach as a Birth – 6 teacher before becoming Director of Admissions. Use the contact form below to ask me a question!

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Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting from you soon.


Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Service Area

Proudly serving Algonquin, Carpentersville, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Harvard, Huntley, Johnsburg, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, Marengo, McCullom Lake, McHenry, Prairie Grove, Sleepy Hollow, West Dundee, Woodstock, Wonder Lake

We are fully accredited by the American Montessori Society and DCFS-certified for Birth-3 and Illinois State Certified up to 8th Grade

Find out why AMS Accreditation matters when choosing a school


(815) 338-0013


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Looking for more information about Montessori? Check out our Programs or Why Montessori to discover more about this special 100-year-old method of educating children to become extraordinary adults.

Already love Montessori? We do too! Check out Choosing a School to learn the difference between accredited and affiliated. You’ll also find a free guide with the 7 features of an authentic Montessori program.

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3013 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098 

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(815) 338-0013
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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