Discover the Montessori Difference
EDUCATION FOR LIFE
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.
Enrolling this February for Fall 2021 & Spring 2022
COVID-19 & Safety
We reopened our school this summer with enhanced cleaning and safety measures. With our on and off-campus programs and new onsite electrostatic sprayer approved by the CDC for use in schools to provide hospital-grade disinfection, we’re prepared to take on this year’s unique challenges. For more information, please visit our Health & Safety at CLMS page.
Give your child the gift
of a world-class education
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.
Take a Tour
Bring your questions and curiosity to a free tour anytime that’s convenient for you and see for yourself. Your child deserves the best and brightest future.
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6 Reasons Montessori will work for your child
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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 certified Birth – 6 teacher before becoming Director of Admissions. Use the contact form below to ask me a question!
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to meeting from you soon.
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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 through 8th Grade
Find out why AMS Accreditation matters when choosing a school
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.
3013 S. Country Club Rd.
Woodstock, IL 60098
M-F 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3013 S. Country Club Rd
Woodstock, IL 60098