Fast Facts

Date Founded
Art and Liz Basler founded Montessori Academy in 1971.

Ages Served
Ages 3-14 years old (Primary through 8th Grade)

Administrative Staff
Jocelyn Scotty, Head of School
Stacie Benjamin, Director of Administration
Visit the Our Staff Page for a List of our Teachers and their Qualifications

Average Teacher to Student Ratio
Ages 3-6 (Primary Pre-K – Kindergarten) 1:10
Ages 6-9 (1st, 2nd & 3rd grade) 1:15
Ages 9-12 (4th, 5th & 6th grade) 1:13
Ages 12-14 (7th & 8th grade) 1:6

Most classes have one lead teacher and one assistant teacher. Classes with less than 10 students may have only one certified lead teacher. All lead teachers are certified Montessori educators.  The Montessori certification process is in addition to other early childhood and education credentials.  Accepted accreditation can come from one of the following: Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), American Montessori Society (AMS) or North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA).

Montessori Academy Memberships and Accreditations
Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
International Montessori Council (IMC)
North American Montessori Teachers Association (NAMTA)
Illinois Coalition of Nonpublic Schools (ICNS)

Enrollment (for Fall 2015)
78 students

Facilities

  • Six Acres of Campus, Riverfront Wetland / Pond          
  • Three Education Buildings                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • Chromebooks Supplied per Student in Upper Elementary / Middle School Classroom
  • Two Large Playgrounds
  • Organic Gardening Beds for Students
  • In Class Libraries for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Junior High
  • Adjacent Library for Primary Classes
  • Drama / Music Curtained Stage

Additional Enrichment
String Orchestra Music Lessons: Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass: Ages 4 and Up
Spanish: All Ages/Grades
Smart Start Chess: Ages 3-5
Chess Scholars: Ages 5 and Up
Yoga: All Ages/Grades
Let's Build It Engineering:  2nd Grade - 8th Grade
Drama Club: K - 8 Grade

Racial/Ethnic Diversity
Our School Community Encourages Diversity and Respect for Different Cultures

Religion Policy
Religion is Not a Part of Any Activities at Montessori Academy, Inside or Outside of School Hours                                                                                                                                       Traditions may be Discussed as a Part of Cultural Studies, but our Curriculum Covers a Wide Variety of World Traditions and Cultures

Anti-Discrimination Policy
Montessori Academy is committed to its growth as an institution which welcomes and values a
diversified school community. In the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance
policies or any other school policy, program or procedure Montessori Academy does not discriminate on
the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure or any other classification protected
by law.

Academic Facts

  • Students Participate in Portfolio and Performance-Based Assessments Beginning in 1st Grade (we do not utilize standardized testing).
  • All of our Curriculums Meet or Exceed Illinois State Academic Requirements.
  • PE Instruction is Provided for Students K-8th Grade Five Days per Week.
  • Art is an Important Part of Academic Work in Montessori. Art Study includes a Visit from a Local Artist Once per Month Featuring a Famous Artist and Medium
  • Students Integrate New Skills into Daily Work

Social / Emotional / Developmental Facts

  • Students Must be Potty-Trained to Begin our Primary Program
  • Students Come for an On-Site Visit Prior to Enrollment

Allergy Policy

  • Every Effort is Made at Montessori Academy to Protect our Students from Exposure to Anaphylactic Allergens 
  • Montessori Academy is a Nut-Free Campus for Both Students and Staff.
  • We Follow the Policies and Procedures Outlined by the CDC Available at foodallergy.org.  

Arrival and Dismissal Flexibility
We offer flexibility for parents requiring specific arrival and dismissal times through our extended day programs and flexible hours for Primary, Pre-K students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity
Our school community encourages diversity and respect for different cultures.

Religion Policy
Religion is not a part of any activities at Montessori Academy, inside or outside school hours.  Traditions may be discussed as a part of cultural studies, but our curriculum covers a wide variety of world traditions and cultures.

Anti-Discrimination Policy
Montessori Academy is committed to its growth as an institution which welcomes and values a
diversified school community. In the administration of its educational policies, financial assistance
policies or any other school policy, program or procedure Montessori Academy does not discriminate on
the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure or any other classification protected
by law.

Arrival and Dismissal Flexibility
We offer flexibility for parents requiring specific arrival and dismissal times through our extended day programs and flexible hours for Primary, Pre-K students.

Academic Facts
Students participate in portfolio and performance based assessments beginning in 1st Grade. We do not utilize standardized testing.

  • All of our Curriculums Meet or Exceed Illinois State Academic Requirements.
  • PE Instruction is Provided for Students K-8th Grade Five Days per Week.
  • Art is a Large Part of Academic Work in Montessori- Art Study includes a Visit from a Famous Local Artist Once per Month
  •  Students Integrate New Skills into Daily Work.

Additional Enrichment
String Orchestra Music Lessons: Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass: Ages 4 and Up
Spanish: All Ages/Grades
Smart Start Chess: Ages 3-5
Chess Scholars: Ages 5 and Up
Yoga: All Ages/Grades
Let's Build It Engineering: Grades 2 - 8
Drama Club: Grades K- 8

Social / Emotional / Developmental Facts
Students must be potty trained to begin our Primary Program
Students come for a visit with our teachers before enrollment. 

Allergy Policy
Every effort is made at Montessori Academy to protect our students from exposure to anaphylactic allergens. 
Montessori Academy is a nut free campus for both students and staff.
We follow the policies and procedures outlined by the CDC available at foodallergy.org.  

Tuition
Tuition and Fees for the 2015-2016 School Year

Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Elementary and Junior High
5 School Days Per Week (8:15 am to 3:00 pm):  $1177 per month
5 School Days Per Week Extended Day (School Day +$67 for Before / Aftercare or 7-10 Hour Days):  $1244 per month
 

Pre-Kindergarten Programs Only
5 Half School Days Per Week (3 Hour Mornings or Afternoons):  $665 per month
4 Half School Days Per Week (3 Hour Mornings or Afternoons):  $595 per month
4 Full School Days Per Week (8:15 am to 3:00 pm):  $1062 per month

Pre-Kindergarten Programs Only
3 Half School Days Per Week (3 Hour Mornings or Afternoons):  $519 per month
3 Full School Days Per Week (8:15 am to 3:00 pm): $944 per month

Tuition for more time configurations available upon request.

The school offers a Financial Aid program for qualified families in need.

Location
595 South River Street, Batavia, IL60510
Located on the east bank of the Fox River on Rt. 25 in Batavia

Serving students from Batavia, Geneva, Aurora, North Aurora, St. Charles, Elburn, Wheaton, Yorkville; Kane and DuPage Counties.

Contact Us
admissions@montessoribatavia.com
595 S. River St., Batavia, IL 60510
School Main Line: 630-879-2586
Admissions Hotline: 630-448-7984