School Details

Montessori Children's Garden

2300 Montgomery Road, Aurora, IL 60504
(630) 820-1010

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-3 79 students 9 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

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About this school

Montessori Children's Garden is a private elementary school in Aurora. The principal of Montessori Children's Garden is Mrs. Ricaphel Tumang. 79 children attend Montessori Children's Garden and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The ratio of students to teachers at Montessori Children's Garden is 9:1. Reba O Steck Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 67% %
Multiracial 6% %
Asian 28% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The school has some nice people and good leadership by Theresa. The safety provided to kids and reliability of school services makes it a good daycare but instruction is lacking. If your child has a lot of potential the kindergarten system usually helps them achieve rapid growth. However the teachers do not seem to emphasize fast high quality learning. The fees are high for this poor quality instruction but the daycare aspect is good.

  • (2 years ago)

    A wonderful environment for learning this school is everything you want in a preschool! They also offer an elementary program. Both of my children are enrolled here. One is in preschool and the other in second grade. The staff is caring and nurturing using traditional Montessori tools to help your child develop a true love of learning and the ability to problem solve. I highly recommend this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful school my highest recommendation. My two children have gone there for 2+ years and the education is superb. My children have advanced beyond my wildest expectations--I never knew they were so smart! Undoubtedly Montessori Children's Garden had a great influence on them and brought out their best. They really do "help little ones grow".

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter started at MCG when she turned 3. I saw a tremendous amount of growth in the first 30 days after she started. I have continued to be thrilled with her development. The staff is great - always open to questions and feedback. I couldn't be happier with her preschool! My two younger sons will both start at MCG as soon as they turn 3.

  • (3 years ago)

    I cannot say enough good about this school I have two boys who currently attend preschool there. We switched my older son from a traditional preschool that was highly regarded in Naperville to MCG. There he was just a number. Here he is a person. He is loved cared for taught paid attention to and respected. As a parent I could not ask for more. The only reason I did not give 5 stars for teacher quality is because there was some turnover with the assistant in one of the boy's classrooms. Other than that if you want your child to be respected and learn to respect themselves and others while learning too this is the place for you! At MCG there is a good balance between letting your child be an individual and fostering their love for learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    A great school with an attentive and caring staff. My child looks forward to going every day. You can check them out at http //

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. My son went there for pre-school from age 3 - 5. The teachers and staff are excellent...very friendly helpful accommodating and genuinely excited to be the children. The school is family centered and they have events during the school year for the whole family. I wish I could have sent my child there for K-5 but I simply could not afford it. My youngest son just started his preschooling there and we are so excited for him to have this experience.

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