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…

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…