We opened in October 2009 to serve the community with a belief that a good quality Montessori education should be attainable for all children and not just the wealthy few. Afterall, Maria Montessori started her revolution among Italy's poorer children. In her care, children thrived and outperformed more privileged students in elementary school assessment. So it makes sense that her method is effective without the head start of affluence. Today, authentic Montessori schools like Montessori Foundations of Chicago deliver the same amazing results.