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About Our School

Our Story

The Montessori School of North Hoffman began in 1989 with one primary class of eight students in a single storefront property located in a strip mall establishment.

At the end of our first year, we had increased enrollment to 40 students. By 1993, we occupied the entirety of the building. In 1996, our program had grown to the point where expansion was necessary. We constructed a full-size gymnasium and two additional classrooms, increasing from 8,500 to 13,000 square feet. Maintaining the highest quality education and following the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori have always been the focus of our program. For this reason, we set a goal in 1997 of achieving Accreditation by the American Montessori Society (AMS). After two years of hard work and study to meet the high standards set by AMS, we became the 42nd Accredited Montessori School in the nation in 1999.

In 2004, we acquired our satellite campus, Huntington Campus. This campus added five additional classrooms to our Primary and Infant/Toddler Programs. Each class at this campus is constructed in a way that creates a connection between the classroom and the outdoor environment, which enriches our children’s love of learning and nature. In 2006, as part of our Reaccreditation process, we set out to create an authentic Montessori middle school program for students in grades 7-9. We proudly launched our Erdkinder program in 2007, and we were reaccredited by AMS becoming one of only 102 schools in the nation to reach this status.

In August 2012, the school was able to purchase the foreclosed property at 1250 Freeman directly across from the 1200 property and renovations were made in both buildings. In November 2015, 1200 Freeman again became the Main Campus with elementary classes and one primary class relocated there. This allowed for the expansion of Erdkinder through 12th grade and one primary class at the 1250 location. With all the changes came the new name of Montessori Academy of North Hoffman, with locations of Freeman East, Freeman West and Huntington.

Over the years the school has added not only additional families, but also rich traditions. Events such as our annual International Day Celebration, Peace Day, Thanksgiving Feast, Trunk or Treat and the Fall Fest have all become time-honored traditions and a social extension of our school community. From our humble beginnings of a single classroom to our current capacity of three campuses spanning infancy through 12th grade, we have always held on to our founding principles of a high-quality, authentic Montessori education.

We look forward to our future growth, and we hope that you will help us write the history of the school in the years to come.

Freeman West

1250 Freeman Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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Freeman East

1200 Freeman Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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3805 Huntington Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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