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1 (815) 344-1015

5213 W Elm St. McHenry, IL 60050

Colorful Creativity
Growing Together

Nurturing the future,
one child at a time.

Cosmic Education

Cosmic Education in Montessori includes geography, history, science, and cultural studies, aiming to give children a holistic understanding of the universe. It fosters a sense of interconnectedness and respect for all life. Through research and projects, students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, becoming responsible global citizens. This approach encourages a lifelong love of learning and a deep appreciation for the complexity and beauty of the world.

Fun And Games

Sensory Education

Sensorial Education helps children refine their senses and develop cognitive skills by exploring and classifying physical properties like size, shape, color, texture, and sound. Montessori materials are designed to highlight different sensory attributes. This hands-on approach enhances observational skills and lays the groundwork for abstract learning in subjects like mathematics and language.

Art Creativity

Practical Life activities in Montessori education focus on developing everyday living skills that foster independence, coordination, and concentration. These activities include tasks such as pouring, sweeping, dressing, and food preparation. By engaging in practical life tasks, children gain a sense of responsibility and confidence in their abilities. This foundation is crucial for developing self-discipline and a strong work ethic.

Imaginative Play

Practical Life

Discover Montessori

Freedom to explore, freedom to make mistakes, freedom to express oneself – these are the cornerstones of self-discovery.

- E.M. Forster
McHenry Montessori Playground

Welcome to McHenry Montessori School

We warmly welcome you and your child to McHenry Montessori School. We understand the great amount of trust you place in us when you enroll your child and strive to create an environment and Montessori community in which your child will thrive.

It is the goal of the school to meet the developmental needs of each child - to nurture lifelong learning, promote healthy child development and strengthen families. Our broad curriculum addresses each child's social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs within the context of the "prepared environment" essential to a Montessori education. We commit ourselves daily to meet and exceed these goals.

From Our Parents

I love McHenry Montessori. My grandson has been going here since he was 2 years old and now he is 7. He loves coming everyday and he loves all the teachers. He especially loves the summer he gets to be there all day. All the teachers are great, they are kind and caring to each child there. They make it fun everyday for them. Thank you for always taking such good care of my boy.

Parent Review

My daughter has been going to this daycare since she was only 8 weeks old & she will be turning 5 this year. The teachers and Lori have been outstanding and so wonderful to my daughter and to me as well. My daughter has learned so much just being there and they do such great work working with the children! Definitely a great place and highly recommend it.

Shannon F.

Parent Review

My children attended Mchenry Montessori for 9 years. They are reliable, caring and loving. Lori does an amazing job communicating with parents and keeping the school safe and fun. I would choose them all over again.

Jennifer R.

Parent Review

Great Work
Better Together
Reaching for the Stars

The Montessori Philosophy

Dr. Maria Montessori was, in many ways, ahead of her time. Born in 1870 in Ancona Italy, she became the first female physician by graduating from the University of Rome medical school in 1896. In her medical practice, clinical observations led her to analyze how children learn from what they find in their immediate environment. In 1907, she accepted the challenge to work with a group of sixty children of working parents in the slum section of San Lorenzo, Italy. It was there that she founded the first Casa dei Bambini, or "Children's House." What ultimately became the Montessori Method of education developed there, based upon Montessori's scientific observations of these children's almost effortless ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings. Every piece of equipment, every exercise, every method Montessori developed was based on observing what children do "naturally", by themselves.

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