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New School Closure and COVID-19 Update

Per Gov. Pritzker’s latest extension of the statewide closure of all schools in Illinois, Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy will remain closed for the rest of the 2019 – 2020 school year. 


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. Kayla Copsey-Mazur


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Montessori Spotlight: E-Learning

Just because we’re not in school doesn’t mean we’re not still hard at work! Take a look at what some of our curious and active students have been doing while e-learning! A major shout-out and thank you to our teachers and parents.

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.