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Welcome to Ronald Knox! We are delighted that you have chosen to submit an application, and look forward to meeting you, if you are new to Ronald Knox, and your child. 

This process should be used for all new students of Ronald Knox, whether you have/had students attend Ronald Knox already.

To begin the application process, select the program below that you are interested in. You can click on each program to read more details; if you have any questions about our offerings, please contact Anita McGing, our Admissions Director, at anita_mcging@ronaldknox.org or 847.256.2922, extension 19.

Space in each program is limited; all programs are contingent on enrollment.
Completion of this application does not grant acceptance to Ronald Knox Montessori School.


Important Note for Current and Former RKMS Families with a New Student Applying

A different email address is required for each student who attends/applies to Ronald Knox so the system can tell them apart.  If RKMS knew you had a sibling that may be applying, please use the email established for you and provided in the email.  If not, please select one to use yourself.  Some parents use one parent email for one child and another for a second child.  Note that if you happen to use gmail or yahoo, a simple solution is to add a "+name" to your email address.  If your email address were kira_jones@gmail.com and your child's name is Eva, for example, you could use kira_jones+eva@gmail.com in our system.  While this is a different email address to our system, email sent to it will still come to you.  Similarly with Yahoo, you could use kira_jones+eva@yahoo.com.

Any questions about this can be directed to Anita McGing, our Admissions Director, at anita_mcging@ronaldknox.org.

ATTENTION: This page is for NEW students applying to Ronald Knox. If you are looking for the re-registration page for a current student, please go to https://ronaldknox.org/re-registration

Program Selection

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:05 AM
    • 01 Nov 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday - Friday 8:15am-11:30am.

    For children 2 years old by September 1.

    Children in the Toddler 1 Program gain independence and confidence as they learn how to take care of themselves and their environment. The classroom encourages large and small motor development, supports language skills, and engages children in social and emotional growth.

    Children learn pre-math and language skills such as sounds, counting, and sequencing. Along with preliminary academics, toddler children also practice daily life skills such as preparing their own snack, using the toilet, and navigating peer relationships outside of family members.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:10 AM
    • 01 Nov 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday - Friday 8:15am-12:30pm.

    For children 2 years old by September 1.

    Children in the Toddler 2 Program gain independence and confidence as they learn how to take care of themselves and their environment. The classroom encourages large and small motor development, supports language skills, and engages children in social and emotional growth.

    Children learn pre-math and language skills such as sounds, counting, and sequencing. Along with preliminary academics, toddler children also practice daily life skills such as preparing their own snack, using the toilet, and navigating peer relationships outside of family members.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:15 AM
    • 01 Nov 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday - Friday 8:15am-3:00pm.

    For children 2 years old by September 1.

    Children in the Full Toddler Program gain independence and confidence as they learn how to take care of themselves and their environment. The classroom encourages large and small motor development, supports language skills, and engages children in social and emotional growth.

    Children learn pre-math and language skills such as sounds, counting, and sequencing. Along with preliminary academics, toddler children also practice daily life skills such as preparing their own snack, using the toilet, and navigating peer relationships outside of family members.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:20 AM
    • 01 Dec 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:30am

    The Half Day Montessori Primary Program is a three-year program for children ages 3-6 years.

    Students in the program stay in the same classroom for all three years, developing a stable and secure relationship with their Directress (teacher). 

    They will gain confidence in their abilities through repeated successes, build independence as they practice and master life-skills, fine-tune their small and large motor muscles to refine their coordination, and learn order and sequencing to later complete complex math problems or write a story.

    Language, Math, Science, and Geography are the academic areas of the classroom that children work in each day. Additionally, children form and shape their social-emotional skills as they practice working in small groups, learn how to problem-solve with their peers, and lend a hand when others need help.


    First Year (3-4 year old) Additional Enrichment Program

    (This Enrichment programs are for students in their first year of the Primary program. Children enrolled in this program eat lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm. Program is contingent upon enrollment.)

    Food, Fitness and Fun

    Tuesdays 11:30am-3:00pm

    Once a week children will exercise their minds and bodies through fitness such as locomotor activities, ball handling, and small group games.  We will explore nature outside by going on nature walks around the park, or making fun food recipes to eat.  There will be a short rest period before beginning these activities.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:25 AM
    • 01 Dec 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-3:00pm

    For First and Second year children (ages 3 and 4)

    In the Full Day Montessori Preschool program, children 3 and 4 years old begin their day at 8:30am with the children in the Half Day Montessori Program. During the morning, students in the program stay in the same classroom for all three years, developing a stable and secure relationship with their Directress (teacher).

    They will gain confidence in their abilities through repeated successes, build independence as they practice and master life-skills, fine-tune their small and large motor muscles to refine their coordination, and learn order and sequencing to later complete complex math problems or write a story.

    Language, Math, Science, and Geography are the academic areas of the classroom that children work in each day. Additionally, children form and shape their social-emotional skills as they practice working in small groups, learn how to problem-solve with their peers, and lend a hand when others need help.

    From 11:30-12:30 all children in the Full Day program gather together to eat lunch.

    Following lunch, the children in the Full Day program spend the afternoon together. The program takes place inside a Montessori classroom, providing children with opportunities for extended learning and exposure to the materials as well as further experience navigating peer relationships.

    The children enrolled in this program will hone their problem solving skills, satisfy their intellectual curiosity, and learn social-emotional skills.

    Children who need a rest period will be given the opportunity.

    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 6:30 AM
    • 01 Nov 2100
    • Ronald Knox Montessori School
    Register

    Monday-Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm

    This program, for children ages 5 and 6, is the culmination of the three-year Primary Program.

    Students enrolled in Full Day Montessori Kindergarten begin their day at 8:30am in their home Primary classroom. During the morning, students in the program stay in the same classroom for all three years, developing a stable and secure relationship with their Directress (teacher).

    They will gain confidence in their abilities through repeated successes, build independence as they practice and master life-skills, fine-tune their small and large motor muscles to refine their coordination, and learn order and sequencing to later complete complex math problems or write a story.

    Language, Math, Science, and Geography are the academic areas of the classroom that children work in each day. Additionally, children form and shape their social-emotional skills as they practice working in small groups, learn how to problem-solve with their peers, and lend a hand when others need help.

    From 11:30-12:30 they will gather together to have lunch with the other children in the Full Day Kindergarten program.

    The remainder of their day will be spent with their third-year peers in a Montessori classroom with a Directress guiding their Kindergarten learning. Students will receive advanced presentations in language, mathematics, geography, science, and handwriting. Additionally, Art, Spanish, and Drama will be introduced throughout the year.

    Students will collaborate on group projects, learn to work as a team, and explore individual areas of interest in-depth with the support of a teacher. Kindergarten students will further develop their confidence and independence as they hone their reading and multiplication skills. Field trips and special presentations will further enhance the kindergarten learning.

    Students will benefit from an uninterrupted flow of learning that lasts the whole day at Ronald Knox, combining both the benefits of the multi-age Montessori classroom in the morning with the peer-intensive directed learning of a tailored Kindergarten program in the afternoon.





2031 Elmwood Avenue

Wilmette IL 60091

847-256-2922



We are fully accredited by the American Montessori Society.




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