Our History

Kripa Montessori School was founded in August of 2006 in the village of Bartlett, a northwest suburb of Chicago. We were the first Montessori school to serve Bartlett and the surrounding communities. Kripa started a satellite school in Hoffman Estates in 2010 and expanded to Schaumburg in 2015.
We are proud to have completed our tenth year in business as of 2016! Throughout this time, Kripa Montessori School has continued to grow and serve more families. Our success is largely due to our dedicated and experienced staff — many have been with us since the very beginning! Our leadership team brings over 30 years of experience and strives for excellence every day. As a result, we continually provide innovative preschool programs, outstanding customer service, and a loving, caring environment for your child.

Our Philosophy

At Kripa Montessori, we believe in drawing the best from sources all around us. The Montessori Method provides the foundation for whole child development and academic learning, which we supplement with best practices and proven methods in Early Childhood Education and Human Values Education.

Good Values!

Our immersion program brings forth the positive values that are inherent in young children. We focus on the universal human values of love, truth, peace, non-violence & right conduct.

Good Attitude!

We help the development of a child’s character and attitude, which defines their personality and their relationship with the world around them.

Good Choices!

Our value-based program makes it fun to do the right thing and guides children to make good choices for themselves.

Our Methods

“It is necessary to give children the possibility of developing according to
the laws of their nature, so that they can become strong, and having
become strong, can do even more than we dared hope for them” 

– Maria Montessori

Montessori Style Learning

Our Montessori-certified teachers employ proven Montessori methods with a particular focus on academics and hands-on instruction for the early learner. Some Montessori practices we follow include:

  • Line Time: Group games, exercises, and active learning in a structured community circle
  • Work Time: Children choose what to learn each day and work independently with guidance and encouragement from teachers
  • Auto-didactic Materials: Students learn by exploring and manipulating carefully designed learning materials which encompass language, math, science, geography, sensorial, and practical life subject areas.

We believe that every child progresses at his/her own individual pace. Therefore, while a child may need to be gently persuaded or offered alternatives on occasion, s/he will never be forced to participate in any activity.

Our Teachers

Kripa classrooms are staffed with a Montessori-certified teacher and a teacher assistant. All of our teachers and assistants surpass the standards set by IL State DCFS for Daycare Staff, and are all First Aid/CPR Certified. Our lead teachers have college level training in Early Childhood Education. Our entire faculty frequently attends professional development and continuing education workshops in order to improve and enhance our teaching and classroom management abilities.

Our Goals

  • Prepare our students for entry into elementary school with a positive attitude and love of learning.
  • Build the foundation for linguistic expression by emphasizing spoken language.
  • Develop aptitude in basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division before completion of the primary program.
  • Cultivate literacy skills.
  • Bring out the inherent human values in all students.