Near North Montessori is a powerful educational experience, serving infants through 8th grade. For over 50 years we have cultivated the three Rs - respect, responsibility and resilience - while providing adventures for learning around every corner. Together, students, parents and teachers work together to create a warm, welcoming community where young hearts and minds take flight.
Here you will not find the traditional lineup of desks in rows, textbooks and mind-numbing rote memorization. What you will find are dynamic learning laboratories – a school alive with students exploring questions about the world around them. Classrooms are vibrant communities, each organized by age levels, where students spend three years learning and growing together. Little ones watch older students as they master new skills. Older ones take the time to mentor younger students as they work through new challenges.
Here, teachers question students, challenge and inspire them. They look for ways to spark creativity and imagination. They help students navigate challenging academic work and celebrate those teachable moments where students stand on the precipice of trying something new.
In the classroom and as a community we take a purposeful, fearless look as ourselves, our difference and our connections. Here diversity can be race, ethnicity, religion, gender, economic status or learning differences. Our commitment to diversity promotes an environment of respect based on equity and inclusion in which students become allies for each other while developing awareness of social and global justice issues.
This is Montessoaring. What a way to learn. What a way to fly.