Crystal Lake Montessori School is dedicated to facilitating the developmental and educational growth of each child on an individual basis. We strongly encourage all parents interested in our program to come in for an observation. This creates an opportunity to meet some of our highly qualified staff members, see the classes in action, and have a tour of our child-centered facility. This is also an opportunity to have a personal introduction to the Montessori philosophy of education, and our way of helping each child to reach his or her full potential. Please call the school at (815) 338-0013 to set up an appointment for an observation. Pamela Zirko, the director, and Nancy Bauerband the assistant director, truly enjoy meeting parents, giving tours of our school, and sharing our thoughts about the special wonders, challenges, and joys of raising and educating young children today.

Enrollment Policy:
Crystal Lake Montessori School welcomes children of all races, nationalities, and creeds. We aim for a balance of ages, and sexes in each class. Preference will be given to children re-enrolling, siblings, children transferring from other Montessori schools and those continuing on into our Elementary and Middle School Programs.
Registration Procedures:
We encourage parents to make an appointment to observe our school in session. Enrollment information and applications for admission may be requested by calling the school at (815) 338-0013 or sending us an e-mail at We enroll children throughout the year on a space available basis. We begin accepting applications for enrollment of new students for the next school year on the first of February.
Admissions Inquiries:
Ms. Pamela C. Zirko , M.Ed. - Ex ecutive Director
Ms. Nancy Bauerband-Administrator
3013 S. Country Club Road Woodstock, Illinois 60098
(815) 338-0013,


"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future." - Dr. Maria Montessori