About Montessori of Maryknoll

Montessori of Maryknoll is a Montessori school in a home setting in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.  Established in 2000, it serves children 2 1/2 through 6.  We follow the guidelines of the American Montessori Association and are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Pat Bates, founder and Director, has a B.S. in Child Psychology and an American Montessori Certification.  She has 25 years experience in Montessori education as a teacher and administrator, including 10 years with Montessori of Maryknoll.

Lori Sippel, assistant, has been with Montessori of Maryknoll since it began in 2000.  Prior to assisting, Lori was a Montessori school parent and a registered nurse.

Linida Bulifant, our Kindermusic teacher, works with the morning class on Fridays and teaches piano to our Enrichment class on Wednesday afternoons.
a new rainbarrel for the garden