Support and service to an organization you believe in is not just something that we ask of the Near North Montessori community; it is a core lesson we teach our students beginning at the earliest level and continuing through their journey at Near North. These experiences shape them, and they leave Near North ready, willing, and able to contribute to society through a lifetime of leadership and service.

We ask Near North families to engage in this same lesson. Through gifts of time, talent, and resources, families show meaningful support of the school and the work we do.


Meet the Development Team

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Claire Bracco
Events & Alumni Relations Manager

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Alex Buchanan
Development Associate


Fundraising Priorities



Your Partnership has an Impact


in gifts $1k or less for the 2019-20 giving year

$1.17 Million

granted in financial assistance

2,236 Individual Gifts

received in the 2019-20 giving year

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We consider our time at Near North as one of the most valuable and enriching times for our entire family—yes, the priority was nurturing and educating our children but, as parents, the friendships and communities formed were invaluable and continue to this day.

- Alumni Parent



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"One of the things I most love about NNM is the home-school partnership. As a teacher, you put your heads together with the parents and work together to guide the child to become their best self. Many of the relationships that you strike up with the student and their family are long-lasting and go beyond your years together."

- NNM Faculty Member

The partnership between home, school, and the community

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. 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.


If you have any questions, contact the Development Office at 773.269.6239 or
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