Joliet Montessori School offers a classic Montessori education that is respectful, flexible and natural. We follow each individual child's interests rather than following an imposed curriculum. In helping children to reach toward their full potential we "...endeavor always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence." (Maria Montessori) While the basic learning tools are covered, the focus is not upon acquiring of skills and memorizing of facts, but of application. The use of resources to responsibly follow one's bliss.
Joliet Montessori School was founded in 1966. Our campus has two structures, the Main Building and the Adolescent House (for the middle school students). As life is happiest with a balance of comfort and challenge, our stated Mission is "Joliet Montessori School inspires students to engage academically and socially every day, developing independence, a love of work, and a respect for all". Students are encouraged to learn how to learn and learn how to interact with others rather than having their education imposed upon them. This will set them up for an adult life full of change, opportunity and responsibility.