Celebrating Our Graduates

This spring of 2020 Council Oak Montessori School celebrates 4 young individuals who have called Council Oak their school home and contributed to the school’s community for many years. We have observed with awe and pride as they grew into…
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Cultivate Community

In our transition to remote schooling, Council Oak is maintaining its focus on community. Not only does this help to keep us feeling good, but it also increases intrinsic motivation for schoolwork. Learning becomes more rewarding when you are…

Practical Life Aids the Mathematical Mind

Practical Life Aids the Mathematical Mind I am a mom of 2 children, and a Montessori Guide from Council Oak Montessori School. Since completing my AMI Montessori training in 2009, I have been teaching for close to a decade in the 3-6 year old…

Council Oak Montessori School is taking big steps to shorten the gap between home and school.

At 8:30 AM on March 30th, 2020 Council Oak Montessori School returned to their classrooms - virtually. Once the decision to close school due to COVID-19 concerns was made, and shortly thereafter mandated by the Governor of Illinois, Council…
Kurt Shelby, Council Oak Alumnus talks about transitioning from Montessori

Montessori for Life: with Kurt Shelby

COMS Alumnus, Kurt Shelby talks about his transition from Montessori to traditional schooling and his career in music. After reading about Kurt's experience transitioning from Montessori, enjoy listening to this recent release from his group…
Upper Elementary students prepare lunches for community

Council Oak Montessori class prepares 100 lunches for the community.

Council Oak Montessori School Class prepares 100 lunches to feed local families with Pro Labore Dei Friday, February 7th, Council Oak Montessori School's Upper Elementary class prepares 100 lunches for families in Blue Island and Robbins. Community…

Montessori for Life

Stephen Cobb (Graduated 2003) Tell us a little about your life after Montessori at Council Oak Montessori School (COMS) My life after Montessori has brought success in various schools and a career helping others. I attended Luther…

Children love to learn at Council Oak Montessori School

Children love to learn at Council Oak Montessori School At Council Oak Montessori School children love to learn while using materials developed by renowned educator Maria Montessori based on her scientific observations and studies of child…

Meet Trailblazer Lila Jokanovic

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lila Jokanovic. Lila, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. One afternoon, while sitting in the Early Childhood section of a local library…

Council Oak Montessori School educates the whole child

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS) has wrapped up its first full year in its new building in Blue Island, and what a year it has been! Last fall, COMS staff welcomed 50 students and their families to a beautifully prepared Montessori environment—the…