Forest Bluff School

FROM THE Education


Forest Bluff School is an internationally renowned, AMI-accredited Montessori school in Lake Bluff, serving students between the ages of 18 months and 14 years. A Forest Bluff School education focuses on the child’s skills for discovery and exploration through hands-on learning opportunities at every age. The child-centered instructional methods allow students to take ownership of their learning and provide students with the skills and confidence to challenge themselves.

Students at Forest Bluff School experience the joy and satisfaction of a self-directed learning approach that respects their innate curiosity, encourages independence, and embraces the individuality of each child. Walk into a Forest Bluff School classroom on any given day, and you will see students deeply engaged in a wide array of meaningful work of their choosing, perhaps identifying the parts of speech in a favorite poem or collaborating with classmates on an original play about the structure of a leaf.

Students at Forest Bluff School not only exhibit academic excellence, but also the many qualities that constitute positive character development: empathy, integrity, grit, resilience, responsibility, initiative, self-discipline, self-reflection, and respect for themselves, others, and the environment.

Forest Bluff School recognizes the importance of building strong relationships with the families it serves. As such, we maintain close communications with parents through our parent education programs that include book discussions, lectures, parent and child classes, and more. Adults and children alike benefit from the intimate, supportive, and welcoming parent community at Forest Bluff School.


Montessori from the Start: Morning Lecture Series*

*Intended for parents of children ages birth through age three    

Encouraging Healthy Motor Development and Thought-Directed Movement

Thursday, April 12, 8:45-9:45 a.m.  

Developing Concentration as a Foundation of Character

Thursday, April 26, 8:45-9:45 a.m.  

Learning with Resilience 

Thursday, May 10, 8:45-9:45 a.m.