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


Buffalo Grove Montessori School welcomes students of any race, color, national, religion, or ethnic origin. We do not use eligibility criteria, which screen out children with disabilities. Our staff makes reasonable modification in policies, practices and procedures to accommodate children with disabilities.

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Visit Buffalo Grove Montessori School

To learn more about Buffalo Grove Montessori School, we encourage parents of prospective students to schedule a tour or classroom observation.

Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, the Montessori method, and ask questions about our programs. Tours and classroom observations are held in the morning.

Contact us today to schedule your tour or classroom observation!

Enrollment Process

After you have visited BGMS, enroll your child at Buffalo Grove Montessori School by completing the following steps:

  1. Submit the completed application form (PDF) and a $25 non-refundable new student application fee.
  2. The school director reviews the application. Acceptance is confirmed as space becomes available. Verbal confirmation will be followed by written confirmation requesting the first payment.
  3. Submit first tuition payment (equal to one month tuition). The first tuition payment is non-refundable and confirms the verbal commitment to enroll. Remaining payments are due the first of each month throughout the enrollment period.
  4. Upon receipt of the first payment, enrollment forms will be sent to parents. A family interview and orientation with the school director will be scheduled and classroom visits will be arranged.
  5. Submit enrollment forms with $100 registration fee, along with completed health form, dated within six months of start date.

We do screen children and interview parents in regards to determining developmental needs as part of the pre-enrollment process.