Seton Montessori’s lab schools are an integral part of the teacher preparation program. Each school offers student teachers an opportunity to apply themselves and their care to educating children from within the community. The schools are lead by a highly experienced and knowledgeable faculty who ensure that the practicum experience is both instructive and rewarding. The lab schools also offer Seton Montessori Institute faculty members and students an opportunity to observe children on an ongoing basis, to inform their research or to explore their ideas.
Seton Montessori School in Clarendon Hills
Seton Montessori Intitute’s first lab school was founded in 1965. From a small one room school house, Seton Montessori School has grown to a large, vibrant learning community. Nestled in four wooded acres in a Western Chicago suburb, Seton offers half, extended, and full day programs to children aged birth to nine years old. In 2008, Seton Montessori School welcomed its inaugural Elementary class. Seton also hosts a summer camp each year, inviting children aged birth to twelve years to explore nature, learn to swim, create art and music, interact with others, and acquire skills.
Montessori Children’s House of North Barrington
Situated in the rolling, scenic hills in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, the Montessori Children’s House (MCH) is a tranquil, peaceful place for children to learn and discover. MCH offers its students an array of programs for children aged birth to six years. Among its programs are half day, extended day, and all day options, as well as its popular summer day camp.