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Montessori Southwest School

8800 W 119th St
Palos Park, IL 60464-1098

(708) 448-5332


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is quite simple:
To introduce each of its children to the world while fostering independence, creativity, responsibility and an enduring love of learning.
We achieve this mission following the principles of Doctor Maria Montessori: a physician, philosopher, educator, innovator and the founder of the Montessori child development method. These include:
Respecting each child and his ability to learn
Taking advantage of the child's absorbent mind and sensitive periods
Allowing children freedom within the prepared environment
Tapping into each child's innate love of work"
Excerpted from the preschool's website