Buffalo Grove Montessori School Inc. began as the Arlington Heights Little People Montessori School in 1975. The school was founded by Deborah and Victor LaPorte. In 1984 the school moved to Buffalo Grove. In 1988 we moved to our current and permanent location at 950 Ellen Drive in Buffalo Grove. We currently serve approximately 100 families. Children enrolled range from six weeks old through kindergarten.
Mission and Vision Statements
Our mission is to provide education and childcare following the Montessori philosophy. The environment is prepared to interest your child and meet ever changing developmental needs. Independence, concentration, and joyful learning are valued. We facilitate, encourage, and empower the children through experiences that will lead to positive fulfillment of personal potential. It is our vision that the foundation built at Buffalo Grove Montessori will be evident throughout the lives of our students. We hope the moments of discovery will motivate life-long learners and inspire creativity. The community we create will be a foundation for positive social interaction, self-confidence and independence.
BGMS has full day programs.
Buffalo Grove Montessori School is:
- licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
- registered with the Illinois State Board of Education
- member of Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS)
- accredited by American Montessori Society (AMS)