Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.

- Maria Montessori

The secret of all nature is to be found in the soul of a child.

- Maria Montessori

Through working by themselves, children acquire an active discipline, a practical independence, and a gradual increase in knowledge.

- Maria Montessori

Every child carries within him (unseen) the person he will become. In order to develop the physical, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, he must have freedom, a freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline.

- Maria Montessori

The world of the child is filled with sights and sounds, which at first appear chaotic. From this chaos, the child must gradually create order and learn to distinguish among impressions that assail her senses, slowly, but surely gaining mastery of herself and her environment.

- Maria Montessori

Parent & Family Activities


Parent Enrichment

Each year we set aside time for educational seminars and parent training. The exact dates for these seminars will be posted.



Family Activities

Family activities are encouraged. A variety of events are planned each year for parents. A fall seminar is focused on the Montessori philosophy. Parent discussion groups are held throughout the year. Picnics, parties, open houses, educational classes, conferences and workshops will be offered throughout the school year. Each June we celebrate our Kindergarten graduation with a family night at Pirates’ Cove; a child sized amusement park operated by Elk Grove Park District. The Valentine Ball has been a BGMS tradition for many years. Alumni return to join the party year after year. Your participation in these events will enrich your experience at Buffalo Grove Montessori School.