Park View Montessori School – Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Early Child Development for Infants, Toddlers, 2 Year Olds & Pre-Schoolers


Park View Montessori School, located in Mt. Prospect in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs, strives to create an enriched environment so children are inspired to reach their highest potential using the Montessori philosophy of education. This fosters a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.

A Montessori environment is a community in miniature.  The children are expected to follow the rules established in that community.  This is not always an easy task for a pre-schooler. At this age, children believe that they are the center of the universe and everything revolves around their wishes and whims.  When they enter the Montessori environment, they quickly discover that they have to sublimate their wants and desires to those of the larger group.  In this way, they begin learning the important lessons of self-control, sharing, and good citizenship.

A child’s mind is their greatest gift to mankind.  Let Park View Montessori provide your child with the necessary tools to develop it to its fullest potential.

Areas of Environment:

  • Practical Living – real life water activities like dishwashing, small muscle manipulative exercises, art, individual snack, line time
  • Sensorial – didactic materials developed by Maria Montessori for sensory/motor learners
  • Academics – the following are academic areas focused on at Park View Montessori:
    • Language – reading and writing
    • Math – concrete and conceptual, 1-10, decimal system, and processes
    • Science – world of plants, animals, and rocks
    • Geography – study of space, time, and cultures

Park View Montessori’s Goals:

  • Independence – Children will learn to work by themselves without constant adult supervision. Everyday functions like fastening clothes and shoe tying are accomplished.
  • Concentration – Your child’s attention span will develop, fostering good study habits.
  • Coordination – Exercises that strengthen your child’s hand for writing and train the eye for reading are provided.
  • Order – The environment is based on order. Order leads to logical thinking for future math concepts, problem solving, and decision making.
  • Socialization – A natural environment encouraging children to meet, interact, and make friends.
  • Academic Growth – Your child is encouraged to learn to read, write, and form math concepts.
  • Emotional Stability – Your child will develop a positive self-concept and view of education.
  • Self-Control – Children develop inner discipline and become responsible for their own actions.

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Founded in 1976

Park View Montessori School, Inc. is a private, independent, not-for-profit school that admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies and other school-administered programs..