Fast Facts

Seton Montessori Institute is a professional school and research organization that prepares new educators and provides continuing education to Montessori professionals in the United States and throughout the world.  Its main programs are:

  • MACTE accredited Infant & Toddler Education, an AMS credential program preparing educators of 0-3 year old students
  • MACTE accredited Early Childhood Education, an AMS credential program preparing educators of 3-6 year old students
  • MACTE Accredited Elementary Education, an AMS credential program preparing educators of 6-12 year old students
  • Administrators Education, an AMS credential program preparing administrators and Board members of Montessori Schools
  • Paraprofessional and Parent Education courses, offered throughout the year
  • Professional Excellence Seminars, offered throughout the year
  • Montessori education research, scholarship, and materials innovation
  • Montessori school administration consulting

Type of Organization: 501(c)3 not-for-profit Illinois Corporation

Year of Founding: 1970

Domestic Locations: Clarendon Hills, IL; North Barrington, IL

International Location Affiliations: Ljubljana, Slovenia; Seoul, South Korea; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai, China

Organization Oversight: Seton Montessori Institute is a division of Montessori Education Centers Associated (MECA).  MECA is governed by a professional, unpaid Board of Directors.  MECA is registered with the Illinois Department of Children and Families, the Charitable Trust Bureau of the Attorney General of Illinois, the Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, and the Internal Revenue Service.

Contact Information:


Telephone:         (630) 654-0151

Address:             5728 Virginia Avenue, Clarendon Hills, IL  60514

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