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 and join our mailing list.

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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  • Now that weather may get bad, here's Know Before You Go: Emergency School Closings Resources.
    If our website DOES NOT indicate school is closed, the school will be open.


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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 26: Technology Committee meeting, 5:30pm at MCS
  • Wednesday, February 4: Fundraiser at Funflatables in Dyer from 6-8 pm. The cost is $8.00 per child under 18. This is a closed to the public event so we need as many friends and family from MCS as possible. View website.
  • Monday, February 9: Fundraising Committee Meeting, 7pm at MCS
  • Monday, February 16: Presidents’ Day – NO CLASSES
  • Saturday, February 21: Adult Night Out Cosmic Bowling fundraiser
  • Saturday, April 25: Adult Night Student Art Gallery fundraiser