At South Suburban Montessori School (SSMS), we offer an exceptional educational opportunity for the development of the whole child, and offer it within the context of a family-like community. Children flourish in our well-equipped, prepared environments and in our lovely natural surroundings. Committed to the value of an authentic Montessori education, SSMS enables students to fulfill their natural love of learning while developing their individual selves within a respectful, caring community. Ours is an environment where children thrive, actualize their potential and develop a sense of self. The mission of South Suburban Montessori School is to foster a Montessori educational environment conducive to developing each child's unique qualities and abilities for a lifetime of independent, creative thinking and learning with personal responsibility in the global community. South Suburban Montessori School takes pride in offering the unique and authentic Montessori curriculum to children from 18 months to 14 years of age. All of our programs are dedicated to helping each child develop independence, self-esteem, respect and a life long love of learning.