Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School

Nature-Based Education for Age 3 – 6th Grade

Green Friends Montessori School Children Exploring the Creek
Green Friends Montessori School Children Exploring the Creek

Our Philosophy

We recognize the child’s need for hands-on experiences to develop intelligence and sense of self. We provide scientifically prepared classrooms where the child is given the autonomy to guide themselves from simple to complicated concepts in language arts, mathematics, the sciences, as well as sensorial explorations and practical life skills. Our educational community promotes the development of a love for learning, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, and a sense of responsibility to oneself, others, and the environment. Our nature-based Montessori experiences are developed to increase the child’s natural curiosity and respect for the surrounding world.

Green Friends Montessori School children exploring nature outside

About Us

Green Friends Montessori School is housed in a bright, open, home-like environment nestled in 140 acres with fruit orchards, organic vegetable gardens, a permaculture “food forest,” greenhouses, honeybees, restored prairie, a bluebird nesting box trail, ponds, and Blackberry Creek.

We support the holistic development of each child and aim to awaken in each child the internal drive for exploration. Our peaceful educational community promotes care, responsibility, and leadership.

We are a secular organization that welcomes and respects diversity in religious beliefs among students and families. We value the spirituality of each individual child.

Green Friends Montessori School child sitting on the floor working inside in beautiful light

Our History

Founded in 2017 as a preschool, Green Friends Montessori School has grown to accommodate children through 6th grade. We offer preschool, kindergarten, and elementary programs as well as summer sessions for children ages 3-12.

“The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Parent Testimonials

 

 

“I love that the children are allowed to follow their own inspiration as they grow into lifetime learners.”

 

 

 

“Green Friends has been a breath of fresh air and a wonderful experience for all of us involved.”

“We love Green Friends Montessori and look forward to our children growing here through 6th grade! The teachers are wonderful, the environment is warm and cozy, and my child just feels better when he gets to play outside with nature. He is calmer, more confident, and is learning to express his feelings.”

“I love Green Friends Montessori for so many reasons: the wonderful community; it’s a nurturing environment where my child is accepted and appreciated for who she is; she is thriving; this environment allows her to learn naturally.”

 

“I like that Montessori school gives my child a sense of self-reliance and confidence.”

 

 

“I love the way Montessori has taught my child to work collaboratively while also helping him develop a strong sense of self.”

“We were somewhat aware of the Montessori approach and have been so thrilled with the progress, friendships, and confidence that is has afforded my child. We truly could not be happier and we are so grateful for all of the teachers, staff, and friends we’ve made.”

“Our son is blossoming since starting school here and is finally making new friends. It’s truly a magical place and I feel so blessed that we found it.”

“I love that the children are allowed to follow their own inspiration as they grow into lifetime learners.”

“Green Friends has been a breath of fresh air and a wonderful experience for all of us involved.”

“We love Green Friends Montessori and look forward to our children growing here through 6th grade!”

“The teachers are wonderful, the environment is warm and cozy, and my child just feels better when he gets to play outside with nature.”

“Wonderful community!”

“It’s a nurturing environment where my child is accepted and appreciated for who she is.”

“I love Green Friends Montessori for so many reasons.”

“I like that Montessori school gives my child a sense of self-reliance and confidence.”

“I love the way Montessori has taught my child to work collaboratively while also helping him develop a strong sense of self.”

“We were somewhat aware of the Montessori approach and have been so thrilled with the progress, friendships, and confidence that it has afforded my child.”

“We truly could not be happier and we are so grateful for all of the teachers, staff, and friends we’ve made.”

“Our son is blossoming since starting school here and is finally making new friends.”

“She is thriving – this environment allows her to learn naturally.”

“It’s truly a magical place and I feel so blessed that we found it.”

Green Friends Montessori School is conveniently located for children in the Elburn, La Fox, Campton Hills, Maple Park, and surrounding areas.

Contact us for more information about our nature-based learning and peace education Montessori school.

Green Friends Montessori School
Elburn IL 60119
(630) 457-9178