Outdoor & International Education

The World is Our Classroom

[Outdoor education will be impacted during the 2020-21 school year due to safety procedures developed by our COVID 19 Impact Committee and approved by our Board of Directors. You can learn more about our Moving Forward Together plan here.]

At Near North, we believe that the world is our classroom. In addition to the outdoor curriculum provided through NNM's urban farm, students are surrounded with opportunities to widely explore. Our students learn from the world we live in—by visiting Chicagoland's museums and educational attractions, spending dedicated time in the natural world, or through travel further afield.

Wherever they are, Near North's students are active members of our community—in the school, Chicago, the US, and the world. Dr. Montessori recognized that the hope for global peace lay in the education of children, which is why NNM integrates lessons on global citizenship into each level.