Buffalo Grove Montessori School

Quick Facts About the School

  • AMS Pathway Step: 10 - Accredited
  • Ages: 6 weeks - 9 years
  • Number of Students: 115
  • Open: June - May
  • Summer Program: Yes

Programs Offered

  • Art
  • Music
  • Movement
  • Cooking
  • Yoga

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

The Buffalo Grove Montessori School Inc. is a not for profit corporation in the State of Illinois (1984). Originally founded as Arlington Heights Little People's Montessori School in 1975, the school seeks to promote and encourage educational training and instruction of young children of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. The school was founded by Deborah and Victor LaPorte. In 1984 the school moved to Buffalo Grove. In 1988 we moved to our current and permanent location at 950 Ellen Drive in Buffalo Grove. Buffalo Grove Montessori currently serves approximately 100 families ranging in age from six weeks old through kindergarten. Our mission is to provide education and childcare following the Montessori philosophy. It is our goal to provide the children of our community the opportunity to grow and develop in an enriching Montessori environment. The environment is prepared to interest your child and meet ever changing developmental needs. Independence, concentration, and joyful learning are valued. We facilitate, encourage, and empower the children through experiences that will lead to positive fulfillment of personal potential. It is our vision that the “seeds” planted by our school will be evident throughout the lives of our students. We hope the moments of discovery will motivate life-long learners and inspire creativity. The community we create will be a foundation for positive social interaction, self-confidence and independence.