Advertisement
Advertisement

No rating

GreatSchools Rating

Seton Montessori School

Private | PK-4 | 263 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 

Living in Clarendon Hills

Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $400,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $940.

Source: Sperling's Best Places
 
Last modified
Community Rating

There are no reviews yet
for this school. Be the first!

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 19, 2013

Seton is one of the very finest Montessori schools, and I have been in several. Doing Montessori right means offering an environment, staff and an attitude--where everything is what is best for the children, not what is most convenient for the adults. And yet they offer many different programs, before and after care, along with many opportunities to educate yourself as the parent of a young future peaceful and productive member of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

Disappointing at best-that is all that I can say after witnessing first hand my child's lack of progress or nurtured growth in one year of attendance. Poor communication on behalf of teachers and administration re children's programming, growth and development. The only real communication is fundraising based-every week there is a request for SOMETHING either to be donated, volunteered or written a check for. The school is too instutional, rigid and downright unfriendly for young minds and hearts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2011

This is a terrific school my daughter and son attended for 4 years and then we had to unfortunately move to another state. The teachers are fantastic with excellent communication with the students and parents and truly know and care for each child. The Director is a very commited to a top notch true Montessori expereince and is open to parent communication and involvement. The montessori materials are abundant and of excellent quality. The variety of outdoor space is unique, beautiful, and varied..including woods, sand boxes, swimming pool, tree house, sledding hill, etc. The elementary program is top notch, as good as if not better than the other private schools in the area when comparing the actual cirriculum. The children developed a love of love learning, & learned a lot of advanced materials without the pressure or burden of lots of homework. There is a true respect for children's ability to learn any material despite their age. Both of my kids were doing work in all subjects that was being taught 2-3 grades later in public school. We truly miss this school & recommend it highly for anyone seeking an exceptional education with a family like caring, nuturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

Despite the fact that there are closer Montessori schools (and other fine preschool programs) in our home town, my wife and I drive 20 mins each day out of our way to take our children to Seton. There are numerous reasons why - the facilities are top-notch, the outside space is exceptional, the hours are good, they have a wholesome hot lunch program, etc. - other schools have these amenities as well. The real reason is the staff; they are an outstanding group of professionals who care for children and help them grow into productive members of society. If you want your child to grow into a good, caring, and productive adult, there is no better place for them to get their start than Seton. I only wish every child had the start that these children get - we would all be living in a much better world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

This school cares for the whole child, mentally, physically and emotionally. The environment is very calm and serene, with picturesque views of their wooded lot from every classroom. The classroom materials are of the highest quality and mostly made from natural materials. They offer organic lunch, a Spanish immersion program, and even swimming every day during summer camp. The staff is highly qualified, as this is also a teacher training facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

We currently do not have any test score information for this school. Unlike public schools, private schools are not always required to report data about their schools or not required to take the same tests as public schools. Many private schools take different standardized tests; however, that information is often made available only to families of enrolled students. We strive to acquire additional private school data whenever available.

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
 

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

Unfortunately, this school doesn't have sufficient data to generate an academic rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 4%
Black 5% 18%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Anna Perry
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Associations
  • AMS
  • NAEYC

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Montessori

Resources

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

5728 Virginia Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
Phone: (630) 655-1066

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Holmes Elementary School
Clarendon Hills, IL


Holy Trinity School
Westmont, IL


ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT