Ivy League Montessori is a Full Member of the American Montessori Society

Discover a World Where Young Minds Grow

Ivy League Kids Montessori School is based on the philosophy, teachings, and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The primary classroom is an environment that encourages social integration for concentration, cooperative learning, peer teaching, and emotional development. Children ages 3-6 learn together in the same setting. The younger children are guided by the teachers and by observing and working with older students. The Mokena Montessori school is a preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. We offer full and half day.

Children learn to work at a task from beginning to end and develop their self-discipline and capacity for total concentration. Courtesy for others, grace, and respect develop naturally as the children grow within the Montessori environment. Montessori is a unique philosophy that allows the child to direct his/her path of learning.

Our Kinderbridge program is an extended day kindergarten where we transport students from Summit Hill School District 161, Community Consolidated District 146 and Mokena School District 159.

Call to schedule a tour at 815-464-1265.

Our mission is to provide a quality educational program. We aim to assist the child in his or her own development by preparing an environment rich in educational materials that will invite hands-on discoveries.

We believe that each child is born as a unique individual. Parents are the most significant adults in a child’s life and we strive to create a partnership with each family to create a positive environment for each child. Our goal is to provide excellent education for your child, and we welcome all children and their families.

Open Enrollment

  • Hands-on learning
  • Beautiful classroom environment
  • Extended hours available in our before and after program
  • Qualified teachers
  • Indoor gym for recreation
  • Serving ages 3 to 6

Montessori Hours: 8:55 AM–11:35 AM | 12:35 PM–3:15 PM

Before and After Hours: 6:00 AM – 8:55 AM | 3:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Kinderbridge is available at our Mokena Rec Center. Drop off and pick up at Community Consolidated 146, Mokena 159 and Summit Hill 161 Districts. Learn more

Please note there is a non-refundable registration fee: $75 New Families, $60 Returning Families

To learn more, please attend an Open House or contact us anytime at 815-464-1265 to schedule a tour.

We hope that by exposing a child to a Montessori environment with a Montessori approach to education, they will blossom into a creative human being:

…a human being who has respect for him/herself as well as the world around them;

…a human being who initiates tasks with interest and enthusiasm;

…a human being who has sufficient self-confidence to explore, experiment, discover and learn on their own as well from their peers;

…a human being who is self-motivated;

…a human being who works for his/her inner satisfaction;

…a human capable of involving him/herself in self-chosen tasks for a length of time;

…a human being who can complete the tasks he/she initiates;

…a human being who can exercise inner discipline when necessary; and

…a human being who can love and live in peace with all people.

Jan Prible

Montessori Teacher