As we prepare to admit students for the 2022-2023 school year, please review our current lottery procedures, acceptances, and waitlist.Lottery Information
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
MEHP will be a tuition-free public charter school. Funding will come from the state and private fundraising.
MEHP will serve students from Pre-K3 through 5th grade. Our pre-k program will also be tuition-free.
MEHP opened its doors Fall 2021 with students in preK-2nd grade. We will add additional grades each year.
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.
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.
With this new and exciting school, we understand there will be questions that we’d love to answer!