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Added Dec 18 2017

Just moved to this neighborhood. Want to check out a Montessori school for my 14 month old daughter. Three blocks from where we live, there is a school called Montessori Gifted Prep. We toured there, but they are full. Thinking about to trying their Parent-Child class on Jan. 25 Anyone want to join together?

  • Liz GRO mom

    Check out Chicago Montessori. They are the only AMI school in the city, and they are wonderful. We've been with the school for 7 years and have 2 children there.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    "Montessori Gifted Prep" is an oxymoron. Every word in its name implies something different from the other two. I can't think of it as anything but a hook to reel in anxious yuppie parents.

    I have a friend who teaches at Brickton Montessori out by O'Hare. You may want to check that one out too. It's not an AMI school (international accreditation), but it is AMS-accredited (U.S. accreditation), as is Rogers Park Montessori.

    In contrast, I can't find any mention of accreditation on the website of "Montessori Gifted Prep" at all. Its About page and FAQ send up red flag after red flag for me. Steer clear.

  • Ravenswood Montessori School, at Damen and Wilson, 773 293 6655 for tour of school. I went to an open house and it is beautiful.

  • DQ

    Thank you all for the recommendations. I will definitely check out other options in the neighborhood, I won't go so far like O'hare unfortunately. I was just so amazed by how well children at Montessori Gifted Prep spoke both Spanish and Mandarin at this early age when I toured there.

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    North Park is not a Montessori school, but they do incorporate Montessori principles for primary grades. https://www.npeschool.org/

    Keep in mind that not all children do well in that environment; ours did much better in a highly structured, competitive program

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