Forest Bluff School
8 W Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-295-8338

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 18
Grandparents' Visit - YCC
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Friday, December 19
Grandparents' Visit - Primary and Elementary
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 5
Parent Infant/Child Practical
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, February 21
Father's Classroom Visit
9:oo a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 5
Parent Infant/Child Lecture
"Building Self-Mastery"
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Tuesday, March 10
Continuing Education Evening for ALL PARENTS
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 12
Parent Infant/Child Practical
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 9
Parent Infant/Child Lecture
"Developing Language through Nature"
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Thursday, April 16
Parent Infant/Child Practical
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 18
Spring Conferences

Monday-Tuesday, May 4-5
Picture Days

Thursday, May 7
Parent Infant/Child Lecture
"Building Self-Mastery"
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Monday, May 11
Mother's Classroom Visit - Extended Day Primary and Elementary
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 14
Parent Infant/Child Practical
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 30
Family Beach Picnic
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, June 5
Drama Performance
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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?

Montessori School Children From 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.