our ReOpening Plan! LEARN MORE & REGISTER! 1-Hour Virtual Open House
for Primary ages 3-6
December 2nd 9am
December 16th 9am

Join our Family Catholic. Montessori. Family. our ReOpening Plan! Take a tour Intellectual Development INDIVIDUALIZED FOR YOUR CHILD Join our Family Empowering children
through joyful learning
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We Are Fully Open! And Accpepting Registrations!

Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy is FULLY OPEN!
Check out our REOPENING PLAN!

Due to the pandemic we have made the decision not to offer Parent-Infant, Parent-Toddler & Transition classes for the Fall 2020-2021. We are planning to bring these programs back for Fall 2021-2022. If you have questions please contact to Diane at durgo@cbmontessori.org


Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy is the only Catholic Montessori school in Chicago.

Founded in 1998, our mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower children to live up to the full promise of their individual talents and capabilities. We do so through an educational model that combines a Montessori education within a Catholic environment.

We believe parents are the primary teachers of their child. Our role is to support you by tapping into your child’s intrinsic motivation and turning their natural interest into joyful learning.

To see what we mean, check out the video to the right!

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Catch up with our latest Teacher of the Month: Ms. Violet Reznicek!


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Montessori Spotlight: Safe In-Person Learning

Take a look at what some of our curious and active students have been doing safe in-person montessori learning! Check out our Covid-19 tab to see the preventative measures our school has taken to provide in-person learning.

Help us, O God, to enter into the secret of childhood, so that we may know, love, and serve the child in accordance with the laws of Thy justice and following Thy holy will.

– Dr. Maria Montessori

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Watch this video to see how the Catechesis of The Good Shepherd program transforms the lives of our children.