Alcuin Montessori School at a Glance
September 6, 1961
Montessori, infant through 8th grade.
Redwood Literacy, kindergarten through 8th grade.
Families currently attending Alcuin Montessori come from Oak Park as well as Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Chicago, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, Maywood, River Forest, and Riverside:
Our lead teachers have their Montessori certification from an accredited institution, or are completing their training. All of our teachers, in Primary and beyond, have bachelor’s degrees and close to 70% have a master's degree. Redwood Literacy teachers are all Wilson-certified.
The school is directed by a Board of Trustees comprised of current and former parents.
Memberships and Accreditation
We are the only ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) and American Montessori Society-accredited (AMS) school in the near Western suburbs.
Sample of High Schools Attended by Alcuin Grads
Oak Park/River Forest, Trinity High School, Fenwick High School, Nazareth Academy, Chicago Academy for the Performing Arts, Lake Forest Academy, Whitney Young High School, St. Ignatius College Prep, Naperville Township High School, Ogden International School of Chicago. Learn more about our graduates...
Academic year, Mid-August through June.
All-Year Montessori program, July 1st through June 30.
Tuition Assistance/Sliding Scale
We offer tuition assistance for families who qualify for Primary through Middle School.
We are a nut-free facility. Children who stay all day bring their own lunch to school, or can order a cold lunch through Gourmet Gorilla. Infants and Toddlers have their lunch catered by Gourmet Gorilla.
After School Care
We offer before (as early as 7:15 a.m.) and after school care (as late as 6:00 p.m.) at our Main Campus for children ages three through 12.
Alcuin Montessori promotes tolerance and acceptance throughout our school and provides a safe space as a support network for all. We will create an environment in which it is safe for people to express themselves and their individuality without consequence or judgment. We hope to both educate and cultivate an attitude towards others marked by a generosity of spirit and acceptance, and welcome all students and families to our community.
We are recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education as a nonpublic school.