Welcome and thank you for being interested in Alta Vista Montessori School where we have been serving children and families since 1998.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2017
2 to 5 PM
Alta Vista Montessori School is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), which was established in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori. Alta Vista Montessori School is a registered Illinois Private School, a member of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) and a DCFS Licensed Day Care Center.
Our authentic AMI Montessori approach succeeds in helping each child with the task of inner construction because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child. Inherent flexibility allows the Method to adapt to the needs of the individual, regardless of the level of ability, learning style, or maturity.
Each child is offered a prepared environment that includes a mixed-age group of children, an adult guide (teacher), and specifically designed Montessori educational materials. The trained guide is an artful organizer of experiences for the child encouraging discovery, process and practice. Equipped with a rich set of lessons in a variety of curriculum areas, the adults engage in constant and ongoing observation of each child’s abilities and interests. The Montessori trained guide is constantly responding to these observations with appropriate lessons, encouragement of the child’s concentration, and respect for the child’s natural drive for independence.
“We are located in Winchester Court, halfway between Route 45 and Butterfield Road in the village of Libertyville, Illinois. Many students come from Libertyville and the nearby communities of Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Gurnee and Grayslake; others travel from as far as Waukegan, Round Lake or Hawthorn Woods.