I love Montessori so much that when I graduate, I’m gonna pretend to be a little kid so I can go here all over again.


Our children have been greatly enriched by the Montessori experience. Their education has fostered a sense of independence as well as encouraging and developing their ability to work with others. Both are enthusiastic when presented with new and challenging lessons. Our kids love the Metro East Montessori School experience, and we encourage anyone interested to come observe a classroom.

Brad and Hallie Lakin

We loved how Montessori encouraged girls and boys equally in all tasks. Unlike many pre-schools, there were no traditionally gendered toys, like trucks or dolls. There were simply caring teachers who taught life skills, like cooking and cleaning, and intellectual skills, like reading and writing. This was all done in a mixed-age environment in which children also learned to take care of each other.

Linda Markowitz, Ph.D
Professor of Sociology
Director of Women’s Studies-SIUE

My favorite thing about Metro East Montessori School was Odyssey of the Mind. I also enjoyed working in small study groups and reading fun books in literature. We often worked independently and had free choice of what to work on. ODYSSEY OF THE MIND ROCKS.


We selected Montessori for our daughters because of its reputation for exceptional teachers and creative learning environment. Our daughters started their educational experience without limitations and continue to pursue whatever interests they encounter. We have wonderful memories of our years with Montessori.

Lisa Swafford and Christina Linden

As a grandmother of my first grandchild to attend the school, I’m totally amazed at the results. My granddaughter is so bright and polite and amazes everyone wherever I take her. This concept of teaching is MAGICAL!!!! I wish I knew of this system of learning when I had my children. Happily I can say, I will have two more grandchildren starting this September.

Lydia, Andre, and Ava’s Grandma

Metro East Montessori School

Our Vision & Objectives

The basic aim of Metro East Montessori School is, in the words of Maria Montessori, "to help the child to help himself". In preparing an environment that provides for the child's inner needs, it is hoped he will be enabled to fulfill his highest potential as an integrated personality.


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Parents' Group

Metro East Montessori Parents' Group

The Montessori Parents' Group sponsors various social and fundraising events throughout the year. These are fun events that allow the parents, staff members, family, and the surrounding community to have a great time while getting to know each other and raising money for the benefit of our children.