Welcome to Forest Bluff School
|Forest Bluff School, located near downtown Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, Illinois, is an independent, not-for-profit AMI/USA accredited Montessori school, serving approximately 150 students between the ages of 18 months and 14 years. Paula Polk Lillard, Lynn Lillard Jessen, and Jane Linari co-founded our teacher-run school in 1982 as an institution that adheres to the educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.|
Why choose Forest Bluff School?
|Forest Bluff School is governed around the question of ‘what is best for the child’ from a developmental learning and social perspective. This helps to maintain the focus and energy of the community on how to best help each child reach his/her full human potential, and lends itself to a culture of simplicity and clarity of purpose. Forest Bluff School is a small, supportive community where parents and teachers work closely together to support each child’s unique developmental and learning journey.||The Parent Infant/Child Series, Continuing Education evenings, morning Coffee/Discussions, and close relationships between parents and teachers are all geared toward providing easy to understand, actionable information on how to support children through their distinct planes of development.|