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…

Council Oak grows in new garden location

Council Oak, now located at 2521 Grove St., is partnering with Joe O’Meara, a chef who has worked under world-renowned Chef Rick Bayless, to introduce a farm-to-table program at the school in which O’Meara’s Blue Island Organic Sustainable…
The Montessori Mafia

The Montessori Mafia

It may seem like a laughable “only in New York” story that Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, is suing her 4-year-old daughter’s untraditional private preschool for failing to prepare her for a private school admissions exam. But her…

Montessori Builds Innovators

Andrew McAfee JULY 25, 2011 There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate. So…

Why Montessori is the best approach for your child

In the video at the following link, neuropsychologist Steven Hughes explains why the Montessori Method is not simply a good alternative, but the best possible approach for your child  according to all the strongest evidence of modern research: Montessori…

2015-16 School Year Beginning and Calendar

School starts on September 8th for new students and students new to their levels only. All students will attend school on September 9th. September 10th will be the first full day of school. Before Care and After Care will start on the…