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Country Meadows Montessori

6151 Washington St
Gurnee, IL 60031-5307

(847) 244-9352


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Montessori philosophy is based upon mutual respect and belief in the child. The basic aim of the Montessori approach is to cultivate the natural curiosity and delight in discovery that is present in all children.
Within each carefully prepared classroom environment, children are able to explore and learn with all of their senses as they acquire the confidence and motivation they need to fulfill their greatest potential. Specially trained Montessori teachers present hands-on educational materials that are specifically designed to support children's development, build on their interests and nurture their enthusiasm.
Our school community is a place where all children are valued as individuals. We believe that each child has a diverse mix of feelings, ideas and interests that deserve to be honored. By respecting and nurturing the uniqueness of each child we strive to build a foundation for a lifetime of creative learning and living.
Country Meadows Montessori School will provide a carefully planned, prepared environment in accordance with the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori for a culturally diverse community of children between the ages of 18 months through
12. Through the combined efforts of the child, the educator and the parents, we will guide each child to develop their skills and their love of learning in order to become advocates of peace and participating citizens of their community and
Excerpted from the preschool's website