Beverly Montessori School is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education. We have been affiliated with the American Montessori Society since 1969 and are full members of the American Montessori Society and the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools. Our Head of School, Kelley Ciraulo, was elected to the AIMS Board in 2018.
Requirements necessary for a program to be considered a full-member school of the American Montessori Society include mixed age groupings that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time, and guided choice of work activity. In addition, specially designed Montessori learning materials should be meticulously arranged and available for use in an aesthetically pleasing environment. It also requires that the lead teacher in each classroom holds a Montessori credential from an accredited training center.
Our school is a private, not-for-profit corporation, classified as a 501(c)3 under the Federal Tax Code. No single individual or group of individuals own the school nor derive any financial profits from the activities of Beverly Montessori School. All of the profits from our operations are reinvested in our school!