Peaceful Pathways Montessori

Quick Facts About the School

  • AMS Pathway Step: 10 - Accredited
  • Ages: 15 months - 15 years
  • Number of Students: 130
  • Open: August - May
  • Summer Program: No

Programs Offered

  • Christian School

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

Peaceful Pathways Montessori Academy, Inc. (P.P.M.A.) was founded in August 2004 by owners Shawna and Brian Watkins. The Christian Montessori preschool and kindergarten classroom was the beginning of Shawna’s larger dream of a preschool – elementary academy to be located on a large rural piece of property between the communities of Yorkville and Oswego, Illinois. The aim of Peaceful Pathways Montessori is to nurture and assist children as they develop confidence and prepare for life. “The education of a young child does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life.” 
- Maria Montessori. Peaceful Pathways Montessori was established as a Montessori school fully dedicated to those whom it was meant to serve – the children. P.P.M.A. is a Christian Montessori school that is located on seven acres along State Route 71 between the towns of Yorkville and Oswego. It became a reality due in large part to the generosity of friends and family who financially supported the start-up costs. For thirteen years, Peaceful Pathways Montessori Academy has maintained that vision and provided a quality educational experience for area families. It has grown from the dream of a small school to a community of over one hundred students.

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