About This School
In 2004, Hope Montessori had 1 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
Student Ethnicity (2008)
Students Per Teacher (2004)
Hope Montessori Reviews
I can not say enough wonderful things about this school, its Administrator, its teachers and staff! My daughter started here when she was 2, and is now heading into her kindergarten year at Hope. I can't imagine sending her anywhere else. She simply loves it, and absolutely thrives in its environment. I am consistently amazed when she brings home her work or tells me what she has learned. Her social skills have blossomed (she is our only child at home), and her academic skills grow constantly. I attribute it all to the Montessori environment and the skillful nurturing she receives at this school. If you have not researched the Montessori Methods and what they are based on, please do. And if you are in search of a Montessori education for your child, you will find a truly wonderful one at Hope Montessori. Please visit the school, talk to the Administrator, and watch the classroom in action (one way mirrors to watch unnoticed). The administrator, Ms. Traci, has an undeniable passion for teaching children, which is evident from the moment you meet her. And it is not only the children that benefit from her passion, the parents benefit as well, knowing that their child is receiving an amazing education in an amazing environment.
I LOVE this school! As for the previous review...some people are in denial, when it comes to having a child diagnosed. My child has some special needs and the teachers helped me through each step of getting him help. I will be forever grateful.
Whatever you do, do not send your child to this school. I wouldn't even give it one star, but I feared this wouldn't get out. My son has been in excellent day cares all around the Chicago area, and I have always heard nothing about how wonderful my child is to have in class, and how social and bright he is. I brought my son to this school, and after his first day which lasted three hours [they] informed me that my child had autism. I was beside myself. They went on to tell me I should seek a neurologist immediately, and get my son screened. This was after three hours, and their defense was that as Montessori instructors that had some deep insight into my child that everyone else, including his parents didn't know about...