Seton Montessori School

Preschool in Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

5728 Virginia Ave
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
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Founded in 1965, Seton Montessori School has prepared thousands of children for a life of learning, adventure, and discovery. The school serves children from before their birth (by helping their parents!) through their elementary education.
Its core academic offerings are complemented by after-school activities, music lessons, language education, and summer camp programs that are designed to enrich the life of the young learner.
Here are a few reasons why families have chosen to pursue their childs Montessori education with Seton:
An extraordinary faculty, with caring, educated, and attentive teachers who are focused on each childs needs;
A terrific campus, situated on 4 wooded acres, with varied learning facilities, fields, pools, and gardens.
A challenging curriculum, which is both faithful to Montessoris philosophy and reflects the latest in childhood education research.
A rich learning environment, consisting of excellent Montessori materials, physical fitness equipment, artistic spaces, pavilions, animal pens, and more.
A personalized approach, with teachers observing and guiding each child to their fullest potential.
An engaged community, consisting of families and educators, that works in concert to create the best environment for the children.
A committed administration staff, available to address questions relating to your childs education or any other topic.
An affordable and accessible education, with programs in place for financing options and needs-based scholarships.
A cutting-edge lab school of the Seton Montessori Institute, one of the largest and oldest Montessori teacher education programs in the United States
A recognized leader in Montessori education, accredited by the American Montessori Society, accredited by the National Association for Young Children, and registered with the Illinois Department of Education.

Child Ages:
6 weeks - 10 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
NAEYC - AMS Accredited
Hours of Operation:
07:00 - 18:00

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Our Montessori classroom environments are based on a dynamic blend of freedom and structure. Children are encouraged to choose their activities from among a wide variety of prepared materials in a carefully planned and structured environment. The emphasis is on cultivating awareness, independence, and responsibility in a multi-age community.
The learning curriculum includes planned activity in every day living skills, sensorimotor development, language arts, mathematical thinking and cultural subjects. Children enjoy interacting with nature and engaging in music, movement and art. Spanish as a second language and Suzuki violin are offered as special programs.
Our teachers see themselves as guides and facilitators of childrens learning. Teachers prepare the learning environment, assist children in making choices, and observe and record progress in order to better follow the interests and needs of each individual.
We consider parents to be the primary educators of their children and see our job to be educational resources in that effort. Each year there is a carefully planned calendar of parent and family events. Included are an introductory course to familiarize parents with the Montessori approach, follow-up parent nights to explore specific topics of interest, seasonal workshops that bring the community together for projects in the environment, family fun events, and parent-teacher conferences.


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