Thank you for your interest in the Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse (MCS). We are excited to share our school with you.

Since 1968, MCS has provided guidance and educational opportunities as vast as a child’s desire to discover. We offer toddler, early childhood, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Stimulating classroom environments promote creativity and exploration that help students develop a love for learning. We emphasize respect for others, respect for oneself, and respect for the environment to help prepare our students for a lifetime of success, both inside and outside of the classroom. MCS welcomes children of any age, race, religion, color, national, and ethnic origin.

We invite you to schedule a visit!

We are the only accredited Montessori in
Northwest Indiana and South Chicago Suburbs!

Accredited Member School

Watch this video to see how your child can benefit for life from a Montessori education!

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  • We need your vote for our Earth Day barrel! Click here for more details.
  • Congratulations to Summer Tang, winner of the Hammond Reads Essay Contest. Summer’s essay was based on the book The Amazing Voyage by Geronimo Stilton.  Summer is a level two student in Mr. Stan’s classroom.
  • MCS is selling SimpleQpons coupon books for $20 each. Contact the school office for more details.
  • Stay connected with Know Before You Go: Emergency School Closings Resources. FYI: Even if school is open, always use your own discretion if your child will be attending school during bad weather.


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Upcoming Events

  • Click here to view 2018-2019 school calendar
  • Click here to view 2017-2018 school calendar
  • Click here to view 2017-2018 Board of Directors Calendar
  • This Week at MCS
  • Friday, April 20: MCS Family Night Celebration Check out the classroom projects!
  • Friday, May 4 will be the “make-up” day for classes cancelled due to weather conditions on February 9.
  • Summer Program - June 11 to July 27