Steppingstone Montessori School

Preschool in Lake Villa, IL 60046

101 S Beck Rd
Lake Villa, IL 60046
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Our mission to promote a life-long love of learning and self-actualization in our children and ourselves by sharing Maria Montessori’s insights, philosophy and methods with our community
To assist our children in taking their place as citizens of the world by advocating for peace, cultural tolerance and understanding, and environmental stewardship.

Steppingstone Montessori School is a privately owned, non – sectarian Pre-School and Kindergarten.
The school is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and and has been granted Full Member School status by the American Montessori Society.

Our Toddler Program is licensed with DCFS. Montessori trained DireCenteresses staff the school. The school uses an adult/child ratio of 1 to 10 in all of its classes. Steppingstone Montessori School has been in operation since 1989. Donna Johnson is founder and owner of the school.

Steppingstone Montessori School is located at 101 South Beck Road in Lindenhurst (the corner of Valley and Beck). The 3 to 6 year old classes occupy the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church. The Toddler Program occupies a classroom in the east wing of the building.

Children attending Steppingstone Montessori School engage in traditional Montessori activities. The largest portion of each day finds the children working individually and/or in small groups. The children receive lessons from several interest areas. These areas include Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Science and Nature, Geography and Culture and Art.
The children spend a smaller portion of each day in large group activities and outdoors. Large group activities include music, grace and courtesy lessons, physical education, and other community building activities.

Child Ages:
1 year - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
Department of Children and Family Services
Children per Teacher:
Infant: -/-, Toddler: -/-, Pre k: 10/1, Afterschool: -/-
Hours of Operation:
7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

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We believe that the years from birth to six are the most important in life. These years truly are the “formative” years.
We believe that you, as parents, and the environment you create at home are the strongest influences in your child’s life. Our goal is to assist you in your work as parents by sharing Dr. Maria Montessori’s insights concerning child development. The school is committed to broadening your child’s world as well as helping each child go about the work of creating themselves.
The activities at the school are designed to foster creativity, competence, self-awareness, and awareness of others and the world in which we live. The children’s activities are also structured to promote the love of learning, self-motivation, self-esteem, persistence of attention, inner discipline, and ordering of the child’s environment.
The staff at Steppingstone Montessori School believes that in order for these goals to be realized, children must be allowed to be themselves within an atmosphere of trust, freedom, order, and responsibility. We are pleased to be your partner in this educational adventure.


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