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Staff and School Information

​Our Work

Mission Statement

Green Friends Montessori School supports the holistic development of each child and aims to awaken in each child the internal drive for exploration.  Our peaceful educational community promotes care, responsibility, and leadership.

Values Statement

We, Green Friends Montessori School, believe in Dr. Montessori’s philosophy and method and abide by the principle that each child develops at his or her own pace through individual discovery.  We recognize the child’s need for hands-on experiences to develop his intelligence and sense of self, and we provide scientifically prepared classrooms where children guide themselves from simple to complicated concepts in language, mathematics, and the sciences, as well as sensorial explorations and practical life skills.  Our educational community promotes the development of positive personality strengths, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, and a sense of responsibility to oneself, others, and the environment.  Our nature-based Montessori experiences are developed to increase the child’s natural curiosity and respect for the world around him.

Director and Teacher, Ms. Vandana

Vandana has been guiding children in classroom environments since 1999.  Her admiration for the developing young child led her to complete the Montessori Teacher certification in 2009 at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies.  Vandana's dedication and nurturing disposition support children as they evolve into independent, life-long learners. 

​Lead Teacher, Ms. Kathryn​

Kathryn holds a BA in environmental science and a Montessori Early Childhood Teacher credential from Seton Montessori Institute.  She worked as a naturalist and educator at nature centers in the Midwest, and has taught in Montessori early childhood classrooms since 2014.  Kathryn is passionate about helping children connect with the natural world and follow their inner drive to discover and learn!  Kathryn shares in the children's joy as they explore the world around them, make connections, and grow to be responsible, caring leaders.

Green Friends Montessori School in Elburn is conveniently located for Elburn, La Fox, Campton Hills, Maple Park, and surrounding area children.


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