Thank you for your interest in South Loop Montessori School! We are excited to get to know you and your family and appreciate the opportunity to have your family join our thriving Montessori community.

We are dedicated to providing an enriching and diverse classroom experience for your child and hope you take the time to learn more about us.

To get the admissions process started, we invite you to visit us and tour our classrooms and facility at the Dearborn Station at 47 West Polk Street in Chicago. We have our we have regular weekly information sessions (currently each Thursday at 3:30pm), which are on a walk-in basis and no RSVP is required. You can also contact us for more information regarding admissions or to set up a different time to visit.

Admission Process

  • Submission of an application and $75 application fee
  • School contacts applicant’s family to set up short parent/guardian meeting at the school
  • Enrollment decision is made by school within 1-2 days of parent/guardian meeting
  • Upon acceptance, enrollment spot is guaranteed once a security deposit is received


If child is not admitted upon completion of application process or requested start date, whichever is later, he or she shall be placed on the waitlist for the requested program and parent/guardian of child with highest priority on the waitlist shall be notified as soon as a spot in such program becomes available.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

South Loop Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national and/or ethnic origin in the admissions process, their educational policies, programs, and activities, tuition assistance, or employment.