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Aurora Montessori School

630.898.4346630.898.4346 or Request a Call
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Open: M-F, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ages: 2 Years - 6 Years
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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to Aurora Montessori School in Aurora, IL. My name is Lisa and I am the Head of School. I have been with AMS since 2000, initially serving as a Montessori Certified Primary teacher and later assisting to develop our current Stepping Stones Toddler program. Our school first opened in 1999 - thousands of children have graduated from the program and after 19 years, we are proud to continue to offer an authentic Montessori education for the youngest friends in the Aurora/Naperville community!

We offer programs for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten. Montessori-certified teachers observe and offer guidance while children build their cognitive and creative abilities. We are also members of the American Montessori Society and the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools.

Our closely-knit classrooms are supported by extended families of our students and alumni. The school calendar includes frequent opportunities for family involvement such as our fall festival, science fair, Donuts with Dad and Muffins with Mom.

Our school recently had a new outdoor environment installed and our STEAM Studio (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) continues to be a favorite place students to visit each day! The STEAM Studio has been outfitted with tools to offer wider and deeper academic exploration.

Please call to schedule and tour! We’d love to have your child join us at Aurora Montessori School for a journey of learning through discovery!

Here's what people have to say

5 out of 5 stars
Overall the school has been excellent and exceeded our high expectations.
Love, love, love. I've seen great progress in my daughter since she started there. She loves it!
So far so good. Very happy with the progress Mila is making.
We are very happy with Aurora Montessori!
We love the school and teachers.
AMS is a lovely school with a warm, friendly and caring staff. The teachers are accomplished professions who really love what they do and foster a love of learning. The director and assistant directors strive to provide the highest quality experience in the most nurturing atmosphere. I would not want my child anywhere but AMS.
Aurora Montessori is a professional, safe, caring environment that promotes confidence, kindness & learning.

​Montessori Programs at Our School

Electives Offered

Elective programs allow Montessori students to learn by exploring creative outlets that will help them advance in the future—while giving your family more free time on evenings and weekends. We offer:

Gymnastics, Soccer, Music, Literacy

Make. Do. Tinker. Think.

Our authentic Montessori experience is enhanced by a STEAM Studio.

Featuring hands-on learning stations for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math, the studio is available to Primary program students at least once a week.

  • Science lab equipment will include items such as salt, vinegar, popsicle sticks, glue, clay, straws, etc., for children to perform simple experiments
  • Technology learning experiences will be highlighted by tablets and educational apps
  • Art studio activities will incorporate natural elements (such as leaves) and will feature various modes of art; for example, pendulum painting

Ask the school director for additional details.

Meet Our Staff

Lisa Babcock, Director

Education: B.S. Home Economics in Business, Business Administration, Eastern Illinois University

Certifications: American Montessori Society, Illinois Gateway Credentials

Having always known education was my true passion, I followed my heart and joined Aurora Montessori School. My husband and I live in Aurora with our two college-aged children who are both Aurora Montessori School graduates!

Meet Our Staff

Robin Schmidt, Assistant Director

Certifications: Illinois Gateway Credentials, School Age and Youth Development Specialist

I joined the school first as a parent, then as a substitute teacher, and finally, a member of the administrative team. Having seen the school from multiple angles, I’m proud to be part of this team. In addition to my two Aurora Montessori School graduates, I live with my husband and two goofy cats.

Meet Our Staff

Amy Clayton, School Education Manager

Education: B.S. Early Childhood Education, Kendall College

Certifications: American Montessori Society, Illinois Gateway Credentials

I was lucky enough to discover the Montessori method while in high school by working with the school program. I have a passion for teaching and learning, and truly believe the Montessori classroom offers a warm and enriching environment for children to develop.

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Local School Phone Number: 630.898.4346630.898.4346 License #: 352192-05