We Help Realize Your Child's Natural 'Gifts'
1) Lincoln Square at 4754 N. Leavitt - (ages 2-6)
2) Graceland West Neighborhood of Lakeview - COMING SOON
(ages infant to 6)
Located in Lincoln Square, our mission is to deliver to families an innovative data driven, results oriented, personalized education that sets measurable goals, and teachers are held accountable to deliver results in set time periods for each child.
We do this by providing our preschool students with a caring, comprehensive, highly personalized Montessori learning experience. In addition to a traditional Montessori education, our curriculum includes support to prepare graduates for the Chicago Public School’s Gifted and Classical elementary school programs and provides an opportunity for parents to work in partnership with educators to shape the student experience. Our main goal is to help plan, support, and guide our students through all the emotional and intellectual challenges leading up to elementary school.
Montessori Gifted Prep places a special emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning, problem solving and creativity and teaches the following, according to the level of your child:
Ten unique services provided by Montessori Gifted Prep
1. Trilingual Full Immersion Program: Each class has a full time, native Spanish and Mandarin speaking teacher, so all children are exposed to our Global Languages
2. Learn Computer Science, without computers: When computer science is introduced to children, it is often with screens. With growing evidence of the
detrimental effects on a child's development, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends we limit screen time for children, and none at all for children under 5.
At M.G.P., we capture the foundation of computation, such as binary numbers, Boolean logic, and programming, using hands-on materials. We teach coding
literacy using only hands-on building blocks, robots, and wooden manipulatives. Learning to code develops our children's sequential thinking skills (ability to
communicate thoughts in a structured and logical way) and encourages curiosity
3. Personalized curriculum optimized towards preparing for Chicago Public School’s Gifted & Classical entrance exam
Toddler Classroom (Age 2), 16 capacity with 4 Teachers
Primary Classroom, (Ages 3-6), 20 capacity with 4 Teachers
4. Nature oriented with onsite gardening - children enjoy shoveling compost and mulch, raking soil to prepare garden beds, planting seeds, and harvesting ripe produce
5. Classroom webcam - watch live secure video streaming from your desktop or phone of your child learning, playing, and interacting with other children
6. School building includes a 2,500 square foot indoor gymnasium and is located two blocks from a scenic prairie garden and a fenced in children’s playground
7. Global Learning
(1) Language and culture exchange via live secure video
streaming with partner preschools in Colombia, and China
(2) Chicago's International Consulate community visits our school to teach children about the global community
8. Onsite extracurricular activities include music lessons via Old Town School of Folk Music
9. Organic meals catered by Gourmet Gorilla, and an on-site vegetable garden which becomes an outdoor classroom where the children build, dig, plant, water, rake,
and learn about healthy eating, the origins of food, environmental stewardship, science and nutrition
10. Academic Rigor
(1) Full School Member of the American Montessori Society - committed to providing the highest quality Montessori education
(2) Documented goal-oriented evaluation of students