Kripa Montessori offers additional programs and services which complement the learning and development of the Montessori Method.

Values Based Education

Based on the universal human values of Love, Peace, Truth, Nonviolence, and Right Action, Kripa offers values education as part of the 3-6 curriculum. We focus on the child’s character and attitude, which define their personality and how they relate to the world around them.

Extra Programs

In addition to daily programming, Kripa Montessori offers lots of opportunities for learning and fun. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Spanish, Hindi, STEAM, Music in 3-6 year classrooms
  • Library Visits and Field Trips
  • School wide movie days and presentations
  • Class holiday celebrations, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Independence Day, Hanukkah, Ramadan, and Diwali. (We encourage children to share new holidays or celebrations with their class!)
  • Special guest visits from the Police and Fire Departments, Magicians, Travelling Petting Zoos, Puppet Theaters, and much more.

Summer Program

Summer days at Kripa are more relaxed with lots of fun activities. Children continue to learn while enjoying the best of summer. Summer programming includes longer recesses and outdoor sessions, weekly activities like swimming and gardening, monthly fun days, picnics, and field trips!

Past field trips have included Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm, Pirate’s Cove, Bartlett Nature Center, Sonny Acres, Movie Theaters, Petting Zoos, Jump Zone, and Santa’s Village.

View our Summer Program Flyer here.

Enrichment Programs

Kripa offers optional specialty classes, which focus on developing particular talents or skills of interest to your child. These Enrichment Programs are offered for an additional fee. Course offerings vary each year. Past opportunities have included: Violin, Art Smart, Indian Heritage & Culture, and Dancercize.

We also offer Parenting Workshops on occasion. Notice will be given to current parents when opportunities arise.

Busing

Pick-up and drop-off services are available for students attending public school kindergarten, who require before and after care. Please inquire if our busses stop at your child’s school.

We currently have two 14-passenger busses and two minivans. All are certified for safety and state licensed for student transportation, with IL State DCFS approved designated drivers.

Catering

Hot and nutritious lunches provided by state licensed catering company!

  • Lunch is included for all Full Day and Extended Day Programs.
  • Lunch can be purchased for Half Day Programs.
  • Vegetarian options are available.
  • Allergies and lactose intolerance are monitored carefully.
  • Special meal requests are considered.
  • Our monthly menu can be provided on request.