2022-2023 Applications

All grade levels have reached capacity. You may complete the waitlist application for rising K-3rd grade students in the event a seat becomes available. Unfortunately, no waitlist applications for other grades will be accepted at this time.

School Updates


2022-2023 Lottery Information

As we prepare to admit students for the 2022-2023 school year, please review our current lottery procedures, acceptances, and waitlist.

Lottery Information

School Calendar

Click below to review the academic calendar for the upcoming school year. As a note, PreK students will be dismissed at 12:00 PM, August 8 & 9.

22-23 Calendar

Please consider joining our team!

Visit the link to view our open positions.

Fast Facts

Tuition Free

MEHP will be a tuition-free public charter school. Funding will come from the state and private fundraising.

Grade Levels

MEHP will serve students from Pre-K3 through 5th grade. Our pre-k program will also be tuition-free.

Open Date

MEHP opened its doors Fall 2021 with students in preK-2nd grade. We will add additional grades each year.

About Us

The mission of Montessori Elementary at Highland Park is to cultivate ambitious, fearless learners through intellectually-stimulating, interactive experiences that awaken curiosity, nurture advanced thinking, and promote independence.

Opening in August 2021, Montessori Elementary at Highland Park is a co-educational, public charter school that offers an educational program for children, PreK 3 through 5th grade. Located in the heart of the Highland Park community, the school serves families from all backgrounds and provides a dynamic, participatory environment that integrates Montessori childhood education with STEAM experiential learning.

According to the American Montessori Society, the Montessori educational system “is a child-centered framework that recognizes the child as both naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating the learning process when provided with a supportive, thoughtfully prepared environment that includes sequential, hands-on learning materials.”

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori approach is an educational blueprint for cultivating confident, agile thinkers by allowing children to independently discover and problem-solve.

Important Factors
that drive our “why"

85% of a child’s brain develops by the age of 5

86% of CGLA 6th graders arrive academically behind

Child-centered education that drives creativity and exploration 

Hands-on and intentional learning environment

Please consider supporting our vision.

Fall 2020 Film

Watch this short film to learn more about our mission and purpose for founding Montessori Elementary at Highland Park. We look forward to serving young students and providing them with the pathways necessary to realize their full potential through the use of of a proven the Montessori curriculum.

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With this new and exciting school, we understand there will be questions that we’d love to answer!