Our school first opened in September, 1967, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church with an enrollment of 50 preschool and kindergarten children. The school was founded by five couples interested in Montessori education for their own children. Mrs. Vaisvila, the first Head of School, served as the guiding force of the school for 20 years. Because of the increased demand for Montessori education, the school needed to find larger quarters and moved to the present site that we now call home. We are now able to accommodate up to 100 students in our programs.
We were one of the very first Montessori Schools in the Beverly neighborhood. Beverly is a small neighborhood located on the southwest side of Chicago. It is a beautiful and historic community that boasts homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Burley Griffin, Louis Sullivan and Murray Hetherington. Transportation to the downtown area of Chicago is only 20 minutes away by the convenient Metra-Rock Island railroad station located directly across the street from us.