Our Program

Parent-Child Classes

Mother and child girl playing in kindergarten in Montessori preschool Class.

What is it?
-Become part of your child’s transition into Montessori
-Learn with your child in a new educational environment
-Further contribute to your child’d development by gaining a deeper understanding of his/her needs

How does it work?
We create a nurturing & safe environment allowing independence & exploration!
Sessions include:
-Activity period
-Snack time
-Music
-Outdoor activities
-Photos & observations of your child’s development will be documented into a journal

 

TODDLERS – TWOS (15-35 months)

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The toddler program offers very young children a very unique year of self development in a tender atmosphere of special understanding, respect, and support.

The Montessori toddler program protects the gradual separation of each child from the mother by creating a very gentle and slow parting of each adult-child couple. As the toddlers gradually become comfortable in their new environment, they learn to trust the teachers and the other children around them.

Practical Life, Sensory Motor, Language & Gross Motor Activities help to promote independence. This also teaches the young children self-care, discrimination of the senses, communication, concentration skills and opportunities for children to work collectively as a group or independently

Our toddlers have DAILY MUSIC after nap time!

 

PRE-SCHOOL (3-6 years)

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This class promotes individuality, confidence, responsibility for one’s self and fellow peers, respect for the classroom, and freedom to participate in many different activities as the child develops. The freedom to pursue own self interests by choosing activities enables the child to exercise some control over his or her life.

The Vernon Hills Montessori Academy serves Vernon Hills, Indian Creek, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, and Hawthorn Woods, Illinois. We are a private pre-school which is a major step beyond daycare and kindergarten. The Montessori method is a superior education program.

 

KINDERGARTEN

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At Vernon Hills Montessori Academy, the kindergarten child is presented with endless opportunities to develop all his senses and his motor skills with the aid of self-correcting materials in a prepared setting. During the third year a child can not only work with these materials in more depth, thus gaining more insights from them, but, using this base, can move into the academic areas.

Next, having learned from older children, shared with peers and helped younger children, our kindergarteners have the opportunity to assume leadership within the classroom.

In our school, the kindergartners enjoy and benefit from being involved in many enrichment classes, such as private piano, guitar, voice, throwing, gymnastics lessons and more.

 

AFTER SCHOOL

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After School Times:
2:15pm – 6:00pm

We do FREE pick up from local public schools in Vernon Hills area.
-Hawthorn Aspen Elementary School
-Hawthorn Elementary School South
-Hawthorn Elementary School North
-Hawthorn Middle School South
-Hawthorn Middle School North
-Hawthorn School Of Dual Language
-Townline Elementary School
-John Powers Center
*Reasonable charge will be applied to out of school district pickups, subject to change.
**Drop off and pick up from and to school is available for additional charge, subject to change.

What we do:
-Delicious and warm supper
-Supervised homework help

Wide range of after school activities:
-Children’s Choir (we sing in foreign language children songs)
-Music theory
-Piano lessons
-Voice lessons
-Karate
-Rhythmic gymnastics
-Indoor tennis for 4 – 8 years old
-Foreign languages (Russian and Spanish available now, more to add in the future)
-Craft
-Fun at recreational parks near-by
*Private lessons available for any of above activities (you don’t have to drive your child around!)