Suder Montessori Magnet School is dedicated to ensuring successful, nurturing, and enriching experiences for all children.  Dedicated instructional leaders, Montessori and state-certified teachers, as well as specialists share an unyielding belief that all children are capable and deserving of an exemplary public education.  Suder Montessori is the heart of the community, opening its doors and embracing all who come to learn.  Children are recognized and supported as individuals and encouraged to flourish in all their accomplishments.


Suder Montessori Magnet School seeks to provide a rigorous academic education using Montessori methods and materials. Each classroom is provided with materials carefully designed to demonstrate academic concepts through independent learning and creative problem-solving. Suder teachers are certified by the American Montessori Society as well as by the State of Illinois. Many teachers hold advanced teaching degrees. Suder's curriculum is further enhanced by a special emphasis on developing student skills in reading, comprehension, and writing.

Mission & Vision


Suder will ensure every child meets rigorous expectations by reflecting and adapting instructional practices rooted in the Montessori philosophy. Suder will support all learners academically while nurturing their social and emotional well being in order to cultivate their natural love of learning.



The vision of Suder Montessori is to provide all students with the tools to become successful problem solvers, critical thinkers and effective communicators while contributing to society in a respectful, compassionate and responsible manner.


Our History

Suder Montessori Magnet School welcomed its first students in 2005. As part of Chicago Public Schools Renaissance 2010 initiative, Suder gives Chicago families the opportunity to receive a high quality Montessori education in a public school setting. Suder opened its doors with three multi-age classrooms of 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Adding one grade level per year, Suder currently serves over 400 students from age 3 through eight grade. In 2014, Suder graduated its first class of eighth graders who now attend the city's most selective high schools.

A Typical Day at Suder