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About Us

Mission Statement

Children’s Montessori Language Academy is a community based Montessori school serving young children and their families from pre-birth to six years of age in Hinsdale, IL. We are committed to providing a language rich experience within a Montessori setting.

True to the teachings of Maria Montessori, we believe that each child has an inner potential. This potential extends to the acquisition of languages in the developing child. Relying on the Montessori method, Children’s Montessori Language Academy presents a model which reflects a Montessori approach to education coupled with the current research in language arts and cultural immersion in young children.

At Children’s Montessori Language Academy, we foster the acquisition of a second language. In the birth to 3 community, we teach American Sign Language using movement, song and music. In our 2 year old community, we teach Spanish in the classroom as part of the program. In the 3-6 year old community, children have the opportunity to be fully immersed in a second language; Spanish during the extended day program, as well as French and Spanish during the half day programs.

We recognize that the development of language and its components begins before birth, following an observable timeline throughout childhood. We are also aware of the child’s inherent ability to acquire other languages in addition to the primary language of the parent. In conjunction with a fine arts curriculum, Children’s Montessori language Academy’s children are presented with an immersion into the art, heritage, music and language of another culture.