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 aged 2 1/2 through 6.  Our student/teacher ratio is 6 students per teacher. 

We follow the guidelines of the American Montessori Association (AMA), and are licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Pat Bates, Founder and Director, has a B.S. in Child Psychology and an American Montessori Certification.  Pat has more than 25 years experience in Montessori education as a teacher and administrator, including 19 years as Director of 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 our students on Fridays, and prepares them for our musical programs. 
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