General Policy

boy_workingAdmission is based on a completed application form as well as interviews with the Head Teacher and or Head of School. L-J does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, nationality or ethnic origin and family structure.Following the traditional multi-age Montessori classroom model, L-J is committed to creating a balanced learning environment for your child with regard to the needs of all students. It is essential that parents inform the school of any special needs their child may have so that these are considered in determining classroom placement. All attempts to accommodate the needs of the child are made, in keeping with the Montessori Method and appropriate early childhood practices.

Observation and School Tour
Parents are required to have a formal tour of the school and are encouraged to observe in a classroom before enrolling the child. Appointments for school visit or observations can be made in advance. The teaching staff is also available by appointment to answer any questions you may have.

Application Process
Applications for enrollment are accepted at all times. Currently enrolled children are given priority upon receipt of Renewal Contracts and annual registration fees. Siblings of currently enrolled or formerly enrolled students receive priority in this application. New student application will be processed to fill all remaining class positions.

STEP 1 Visit the Environment / Informational Interview
Join us for an open house or schedule an individual appointment. Please call in advance. An informal interview shall follow after the tour. This is a time for us to get to know you and your child better, gather additional information, and verify that our environment will meet your child’s needs.

STEP 2 Complete an Application
During your visit, pick up an application form and return to:
Lor-Jon Montessori School
367 Spring Road
Elmhurst IL 60126

STEP 3 Reserve a Space
When available, spaces are reserved with a non-refundable registration fee.

Waiting List
If there are no openings available in the program selected, your application will be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted as soon as a space becomes available.

Enrollment Forms
The State of Illinois and the School’s Board of Directors require that the following
information be kept on file for each child enrolled in the program:
1.Application Form or Re-Admission Form
2.Medical/Immunization Report
3.Emergency Medical Treatment Consent
4.Dental Records for all Kindergarteners

It is the parents responsibility to notify the school when there is any change in the information provided on these forms.

Fundamental Ground Rules

Lor-Jon Montessori School is founded on the sound principals and ideals that every person deserves respect. Children and adults are encouraged to demonstrate kindness, courtesy, and respect toward fellow students, parents, staff, and school environment. The goal of early child education is to establish safe, warm, and caring environments. We strive to teach students positive and appropriate ways to handle situations, and avoid the use of punishment as a means of dealing with misbehavior. The children learn to develop a strong sense of self-discipline, responsibility, and courtesy creating an atmosphere conducive to peaceful activity.When anyone at L-J finds it difficult to meet the school’s expectations of positive interpersonal conduct, every effort is made to bring the student, family, and staff together to achieve a solution.