Prospective Parents



We invite you to become part of a community of faculty and families committed to helping students learn to experience their successes with grace and face their failures with courage as they lay the foundation upon which they will build the life of their own choosing.

Most families that consider Alta Vista are interested in investing in the best possible educational environment for their child’s formative years and in partnering with experienced professionals to support them and their child during this most important time of development and growth.

The Montessori Method and its principles are unique and their results are being validated by new research (research, as well as the accomplishments of over 100 years of Montessori graduates.

Our Montessori school has been a leader in Montessori early childhood education offering an authentic Montessori program since 1998. It is an independently owned private school accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and member school of the American Montessori Society (AMS). All our lead teachers are Montessori certified.

AVMS is also registered with the Illinois State Board of Education, a member of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS) and a DCFS Licensed Daycare Center.

Since Montessori schools, like all other schools, differ from one another, the first thing prospective parents should do is schedule a tour and classroom observation. Our office is ready to schedule your appointment (847-918-1621).

We offer open enrollment and families can apply for admission at any time.

Call today to schedule your visit!