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January 25, 2017

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Why choose a Montessori School for your child?

Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is confidence along with a positive sense of self. Beginning your child’s education at a Montessori school during their most formative, impressionable years can set them firmly on that path. Fundamental to the Montessori approach is that children become independent by developing their sense of order, coordination, and concentration. In doing so, they also develop positive character qualities, self-discipline, and the ability to “think out of the box”.

Why choose Ronald Knox Montessori School?

In dedicating ourselves wholly to Maria Montessori’s philosophy, Ronald Knox Montessori School adheres to the highest standards of Montessori education. RKMS is fully accredited, meeting or exceeding standards set forth by the American Montessori Society (AMS). We have over 50 years of educating and instilling the love of learning in children on the North Shore— many of our “graduates” are now sending their own children to Ronald Knox!

The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself for the future.
--Maria Montessori

Ronald Knox Montessori School offers children a warm, welcoming environment, where they are encouraged to explore a world of activities in mixed age classrooms under the watchful eyes of nurturing, competent, and qualified Montessori-trained and certified directresses (teachers). The beautiful classroom environments are designed, built, and maintained for the children, following Montessori philosophy.

Children learn through hands-on discovery through the use of materials developed specifically for Montessori education. Use of, and practice with these materials prepares children for writing, reading, and math. Children are introduced to language, math, science, history and geography in a natural, intuitive, hands-on manner, as well as art, music, Spanish, yoga and large motor activities (gym). Children develop skills they will use both inside and outside the classroom, such as creative problem solving, grace and courtesy, respect for themselves, others, and the world around them.

The directresses are dedicated to supporting and guiding the children in the beginning of their path of a life-long love of learning, leading to fulfilling their highest potential. RKMS children are more than prepared to enter elementary schools upon “graduating”.

Our strong and involved community of parents, faculty and administrators ensures that RKMS continues its mission successfully and maintains its level of excellence.

Ronald Knox Montessori School offers the following programs: Parent/Child (0-2 yrs of age), Toddler (2-3 yrs of age), Primary (3-6 years of age), and summer camp. Also offered are the options of early arrival (Early Bird), and lunch.

To learn more about Ronald Knox Montessori School, and/or to schedule a tour, contact Anita McGing, Admissions and Marketing Director, at 847-256-2922, ext. 19, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Submitted by Ronald Knox Montessori School, 2031 Elmwood Ave., Wilmette, IL, 60091; 847-256-2922;