Welcome to Alcuin Montessori School
As the Executive Director of Alcuin, I have the privilege of leading an amazing community of highly educated Montessori professionals. Our staff is committed to providing the highest level of educational excellence while partnering with parents to establish a long and lasting relationship that focuses on the needs of the child. Founded in 1961, we pride ourselves on being one of the oldest Montessori Schools in the country with a rich history and long list of successful alumni.
We are the only ISACS (Independent School Association of the Central States) and AMS-accredited school in the near Western suburbs. Accreditation by AMS is the gold standard of Montessori school excellence—the highest level of recognition a Montessori school can achieve and a highly visible indicator of Alcuin's quality. Currently, about 15% of AMS member schools are accredited. The purpose of ISACS is to promote the development of active learning communities characterized by high achievements, social responsibility, and independence of governance, programs, and policies. This goal is achieved partly through a rigorous school accreditation process. We truly offer Education for Life.
I invite you to explore Alcuin and experience for yourself the joy in the eyes of our students and the pride on the faces of our faculty and staff. We offer a Montessori program that balances the social and emotional growth of the child with the pursuit of academic excellence. Our classrooms are multi-age, with a three-year-cycle that truly benefits the child’s ability to develop at his own pace, while allowing the relationship with the teacher to flourish. Alcuin also offers excellent enrichment programs. Children in our various programs experience music, art studio, Spanish and theater classes. Our after school classes include chess, music lessons, dance, engineering, theater, and art.
The goal of our program is to guide the children in their development of independence, self-knowledge, academic discovery and an internal desire for life-long learning.
I look forward to meeting you and having you become a part of our family. Contact us for more information.