Joliet Montessori School

Quick Facts About the School

  • AMS Pathway Step: 10 - Accredited
  • Ages: 3 - 15 years
  • Number of Students: 68
  • Open: August - June
  • Summer Program: Yes

Programs Offered

  • Various after school programs. Unsure what will be offered this year still
  • pending restrictions.

AMS-Accredited School

AMS has verified that this school meets rigorous institutional and instructional standards, and that it has achieved AMS accreditation—the gold standard of Montessori education. Accreditation is a voluntary process and the pinnacle of our 10-step Pathway of Continuous School Improvement, a school-quality initiative available to our member schools.

About the School

Here at Joliet Montessori School, we offer a classic Montessori education that is respectful, flexible and natural. We follow each individual child's interests rather than following an imposed curriculum. In helping children to reach toward their full potential, we "...endeavor always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence" (Maria Montessori). While the basic learning tools are covered, the focus is not upon acquiring of skills and memorizing of facts, but of application. The use of resources to responsibly follow one's bliss. Joliet Montessori School was founded in 1966. Our campus has two structures, the Main Building and the Adolescent House (for the middle school students). As life is happiest with a balance of comfort and challenge, our stated Mission is "Joliet Montessori School inspires students to engage academically and socially every day, developing independence, a love of work, and a respect for all". Students are encouraged to LEARN HOW TO LEARN and LEARN HOW TO INTERACT WITH OTHERS rather than having their education imposed upon them. This will set them up for an adult life full of change, opportunity and responsibility. "Passion for Learning. Success for Life." Visitors are always welcome. Come see happy students who are proud of their school.

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