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Intercultural is a Dual-Language, Montessori School for students age 2 through 8th Grade.
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Our unique program combines dual-language education with the Montessori approach. We develop global citizens ready to succeed in the multicultural, multilingual world of the future. 

Student graduating from Kindergarten Chinese School

About Us

We have campuses in Chicago’s West Loop and Oak Park. We serve children ages 2 through 8th grade with language programs in Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese Mandarin.

Student and teacher in Montessori Spanish school

Academics

We offer programs for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School students. In keeping with Montessori practices, students are placed in multi-age classes.

Bilingual 1st grader in the Japanese class

Admissions

Curious about our unique academic program? The best way to learn about our school is to attend a Remote Information Session. We offer rolling, year-round admissions!

Kindergarten students learn 2 languages and get a high quality education

Visit Us

See our beautiful classrooms, meet our experienced staff, and get a sense of our culture and community. Schedule your visit today!

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Our School

Want to know why our Dual-Language, Montessori approach is so unique? Learn about Intercultural through our videos below. Explore our classrooms and hear from our teachers, staff, students, and families.

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Mission & Philosophy

Intercultural Montessori develops confident, multicultural, multilingual children who respect diversity and community and who are caring, capable, enthusiastic, and committed to a lifetime of learning.

“Our son has had a full academic career at Intercultural Montessori Language School, spanning pre-K through 8th grade. The strong cohesion between the school’s dual language and Montessori programs makes for an exclusive education.  It has been a joy to watch our son grow from simply reciting his numbers and colors in Mandarin to developing a command over the language, both in written form and contextually. Exposing him to one of the most difficult languages at the age of 3 years, when his brain was hard wired for language reception in an environment that fosters peer and group collaboration, allowed a simple mean of communication to blossom into an integrated love, respect, and objectivity for the complexity of cultures that shapes his outlook of the world today. We greatly value the outcome of his full 11-year immersion education!”

~ Natasha Spencer

“We love Intercultural because it has exposed our daughter to the world! We speak Spanish and Italian at home, but chose Chinese to give her a new challenge. The staff fosters children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn every day, and the Montessori philosophy creates a stimulating environment to keep children excited and challenged. We have truly seen our daughter blossom, and we are extremely happy to be part of the Intercultural Community!”

~ Berta Family

Intercultural Montessori Language School is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS).

Intercultural Montessori Language School is fully accredited by the American Montessori Society

Average Student Teacher ratio

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of staff speak 2+ languages

Get In Touch

Chicago: 114 S. Racine Ave. Chicago, IL 60607

(312) 265-1514

Oak Park: 301 S. Ridgeland Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 

(708) 848-6626

Email: admissions@interculturalmontessori.org