Our Mission, Vision, and Values


Near North Montessori educates students to reach their inherent potential. A partnership between home, school and the community fosters intellectual growth, independence, responsibility, a respect for differences and a sense of self-worth.


In keeping with Dr. Montessori’s goal of making the world a better place for all humanity through education, it is incumbent upon us to prepare our students to be tomorrow’s ethical leaders. Graduates of Near North Montessori are skilled communicators, innovative and creative thinkers, collaborative problem solvers and take responsibility for their actions. Our students consider the interests of others when making decisions and consider the impact of their decisions on the larger community. Our community of parents, faculty and staff models ethical stewardship and promotes an empathetic and compassionate outlook. NNM promotes a culture of high academic standards, strong moral and ethical values and a passion for learning and self-fulfillment.


AT NNM, we teach to our values and provide a learning environment where all members of our community respect and demonstrate:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Life-long Learning
  • Concern for others and empathy
  • Integrity, Honesty, and Authenticity
  • Humility and Cultural Competency
  • Civility and Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Sustainability, and Community
  • Courageous Leadership