Letter from Admissions Director

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your interest in Ronald Knox Montessori School.

Founded in 1963 by a group of parents committed to introducing Montessori education to Chicago’s North Shore, the school remains fully committed to following the Montessori philosophy to create a nurturing, stimulating environment that promotes concentration, coordination, a sense of order, independence, grace and courtesy and the life skills needed for each child to reach his or her full potential. Parents, faculty and administrators form a community to foster a lifelong love of learning in our children and to promote respect for self, others and the world around them.

Ronald Knox is a parent-governed and professionally operated, non-profit Montessori preschool serving children between 6 months and six years of age. The school is one of the few schools receiving full accreditation by the American Montessori Society. For RKMS, that means that the administration and faculty work hard to provide high quality education for all children.

  • Tour
    • Prospective parents may contact Anita McGing, Admissions Director (847 256-2922, ext. 19 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to schedule a tour (parents only, please, for the initial visit).
  • Application
  • Pre-enrollment meeting for your child
    • A pre-enrollment meeting will be scheduled for your child. This one on one, 15 minute visit will give your child an opportunity to explore a classroom environment and meet with one of our teachers.
  • Acceptance
    • An acceptance letter will be emailed, based on availability.

Please feel free to contact me at 256-2922, extension 19, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if I can assist you in any way throughout the admission process. We look forward to meeting you and your child soon.

Sincerely,

Anita McGing
Admissions Director
Ronald Knox Montessori School

“Education today, in this particular social period, is assuming truly unlimited importance. And the increased emphasis on its practical value can be summed up in one sentence: education is the best weapon for peace”.

[Maria Montessori, Education and Peace, translated by Helen R. Lane]