For over 30years, hundreds of families have chosen to become a part of our vibrant community. We are accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). AMI was created by Maria Montessori in 1929 to preserve the integrity and standards of her work with children. Our AMI accreditation demonstrates a long-standing commitment to the highest quality standards in Montessori
WSMS was incorporated in 1988 by Mrs. Niranjana Bashyal, a teacher-trainer, with the intention of providing the Oak Park community with a traditional AMI Montessori School. The School initially rented its current building at 1039 S. East Avenue in Oak Park, and subsequently purchased the facility several years later. The vision that Mrs. Bashyal set forth continues, and we look forward to many years in this space.
West Suburban Montessori School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other programs. No student, on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any West Suburban Montessori School, Inc. education program or activity. West Suburban Montessori School, Inc. will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures when the modifications are necessary to afford goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable modifications may be directed to the Head of School.
Title IX Coordinator: Margaux Murphy ()
EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
West Suburban Montessori School recognizes and values the diversity of our world. Dr. Montessori wrote, “An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking; it involves the spiritual development of [humankind], the enhancement of [one’s] value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live” (Education and Peace, 1943). Guided by Dr. Montessori’s understanding of children, our goal is to promote equity and inclusion in an environment that respects and supports the identity of each child and creates a community in which each person feels valued and understood.
We do this by embracing a community of many cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, world views, ages, abilities, family structures, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, which enrich the life of WSMS. We recognize that children are often aware and curious about everyone, and we strive to eliminate bias, foster peace, and encourage the exchange of ideas in our school and throughout our community.