Our Guiding Principles

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving —  Children are encouraged to learn by trial and error, which causes them to naturally innovate.
  • Creativity and Curiosity —  Our program is designed to allow time and space for creativity and curiosity
  • Independence and Executive Function — A carefully prepared environment allows children to have freedom, within limits, to discover, form an understanding, and thrive as independent learners.
  • Leadership —  Interaction between younger and older peers, allows children to assume roles as both leaders and followers.
  • Cross Cultural Competence —  Children must see themselves as connected to others within and across cultures.
  • Social Responsibility — Through articulated practical life, grace, courtesy, and a service learning curricula, children learn to care for themselves, others and their environment.  Children are encouraged to be courteous, to care for themselves as well as others and to develop a social responsibility.

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School Location

Opus Montessori School
180 Hawthorne Road
Barrington Hills, IL 60010
Phone: 630-568-6787 (OPUS)
FAX: 630-568-6790