Park View Montessori School - Mt. Prospect, Illinois
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
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.
Practical Living -
real life water activities like dishwashing, small muscle
manipulative exercises, art, individual snack, line time
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,
- Geography - study of space,
time, and cultures
Children will learn to work by themselves without constant
adult supervision. Everyday functions like fastening clothes
and shoe tying are accomplished.
Your child's attention span will develop, fostering good
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
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
- Your child will develop a positive self-concept and view
Children develop inner discipline and become responsible for
their own actions.
child the opportunity to say: "I CAN DO IT MYSELF."
Founded in 1976
a private, independent, not-for-profit,
racially non-discriminatory school