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Childrens House Montessori School

Preschool | 39 students


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Posted February 5, 2012

Sending my daughter to Children's House Montessori School has been the best decision we could possibly make in her education. There is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere here. They strive to make this establishment surpass a school and become more like an extended family. The teachers have often gone above and beyond what is expected of them to make sure that every child receives the attention and care that he/she requires. A strong sense of self motivation, pride, and self reliance is nurtured in this environment. We feel very fortunate that we have been able to find this school. We highly recommend Children's House Montesorri School to anyone who wants a quality education for their child.
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Posted December 1, 2011

Children's House Montessori School in downtown West Dundee is an absolute gem. The atmosphere is warm and kind. The teachers are patient and knowledgeable. The families are friendly, and everyone is treated with respect. My son started this year as a Kindergartner, and I ve been amazed by how much he has learned. The teachers and the director do a good job at explaining the Montessori method to parents. They also communicate well with parents and respond promptly to parent questions and concerns. Set up an appointment with the director to learn more about this wonderful school. Also, please note that although part of the school is located in a church, this is not a religious school. There is no religious affiliation and no religion is taught. Children and families of all faiths are welcomed into the community.
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Posted April 4, 2011

My three sons have been attending the school for many years now. The Montessori method is nothing short of astonishing. They are flourishing in the Montessori environment which is self paced but yet expansive. My sons are particularly benefiting from the mentor mentee dynamic as they move through the two class range cohorts (pre, pre, Kindergarten and 1-3 grades). The teaching staff has the perfect balance of empathy, compassion, professionalism and academic rigor. If you live in the area and have children in the 3-9 year old range then do yourself a favor and check them out!
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Posted September 7, 2008

So far, I have been very impressed with the level of involvement from the staff at this small school. The school is quaint and attentive. They actively believe in 'teaching to the level', which I appreciate having a student that is well above their grade level academically. I would recommend this school to any parent.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Donna Butcher
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • AMS
  • Other Montessori


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417 West Main Street
West Dundee, IL 60118
Phone: (847) 426-3570


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