Thank you for your interest in the Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse (MCS). We are excited to share our school with you.

Since 1968, MCS has provided guidance and educational opportunities as vast as a child’s desire to discover. We offer toddler, early childhood, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Stimulating classroom environments promote creativity and exploration that help students develop a love for learning. We emphasize respect for others, respect for oneself, and respect for the environment to help prepare our students for a lifetime of success, both inside and outside of the classroom. MCS welcomes children of any age, race, religion, color, national, and ethnic origin.

We invite you to schedule a visit and join our mailing list.

We are the only accredited Montessori in
Northwest Indiana and South Chicago Suburbs!

Accredited Member School

Watch this video to see how your child can benefit for life from a Montessori education!

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  • We cordially invite you to participate as a Sponsor of the Annual Montessori Children’s Schoolhouse Fun Fair. Click here for more details! 
  • Make sure to check the 2016-2017 school calendar for important upcoming events!


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Upcoming Events

  • 2016-2017 School Calendar
  • August 29: Kindergarten Parent Orientation, 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
  • August 30:
    • Returning early childhood students begin classes
    • Before/after school program begins for early childhood students
  • Thursday, September 1: Early Childhood Parent Orientation, 7:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (Please note: Mrs. Sarnecki's Early Childhood Parents Orientation meeting will be on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:00pm)
  • Monday, September 5: Labor Day - MCS closed
  • Friday, September 9: Meet and Greet, Byway Brewery in Hammond, 7-10 pm. Click here for ticket reservations.
  • Wednesday, September 21: International Day of Peace
  • Friday, September 30: MCS Fun Fair, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Hammond Civic Center. Click here for ticket information.