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Brickton Montessori School

8622 W Catalpa Ave
Chicago, IL 60656

Phone:
(773) 714-0646

Website:

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Brickton Montessori School is FULLY accredited by the American Montessori Society and ISACS. Celebrating 25 years of excellence, Brickton offers extended day, year-round programs for students ages 2-14 (Toddlers do not need to be toilet trained). A hands-on, individualized learning experience is enhanced by low student-teacher ratios, excellent enrichment classes, and a variety of on-site extracurricular activities. Brickton students are eager learners and high academic achievers, as well as responsible members of the community. Brickton is conveniently located on the Northwest side of Chicago, just south of the I-90 in between Cumberland Avenue and East River Road. Visit us at www.brickton.org

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

From the Director:

At Brickton Montessori School, we believe each student to be unique and endowed with great potential. We believe in nurturing the heart of the student and challenging the intellect. We believe in a Montessori curriculum designed to meet the needs of each student and to promote self-motivation. We believe that the integrity of the Montessori prepared environment must be preserved. We believe that the collaboration of the student, parent, and educator is the foundation of a community that leads to success.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that each child is unique and endowed with great potential. We believe in nurturing the heart of the child and challenging the intellect. We believe in an individualized Montessori curriculum designed to meet the needs of each child and promote self-motivation. We believe that the community of the child, parent, and educator is the foundation of the school's success.

A Typical Day

A Typical Day in Children's House

8:15-8:30 a.m.
Arrival

8:50 a.m.
Line Time: Introduction of classroom materials and Ground Rules used throughout the year. (This "Line" only occurs for the first few weeks of the school year.)

9:00 a.m.
Self-directed Activity
Students participate in Gym, Spanish, and Music on various days during this time.

10:45 a.m.
Line Time

11:15 a.m.
Napping children go outside on the playground.
Motor activities, listening activities, and stories.

11:30 a.m.
Half-day children are dismissed.
Remaining children eat lunch.

12:30 p.m.
Nappers go to sleep.
Kindergartners and "Resters" go outside.

1:00 p.m.
Kindergartners and Resters rest for 30 minutes.

1:30 p.m.
Afternoon programs begin.

3:00 p.m.
Dismissal; After-school Clubhouse Begins

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school