About Us

Welcome to Steppingstone Montessori School !

Steppingstone Montessori School is a privately owned, non – sectarian pre-school and Kindergarten.
The school is registered with the Illinois State Board of Education and and has been granted Full Member School status by the American Montessori Society.

Montessori trained Directresses staff the school.  The school uses an adult/child ratio of 1 to 10 in all of its classes. Steppingstone Montessori School has been in operation since 1989.  Donna Johnson is founder and owner of the school.

Steppingstone Montessori School is located at 101 South Beck Road in Lindenhurst (the corner of Valley and Beck).   The 3 to 6 year old classes occupy the Fellowship Hall of Trinity United Methodist Church.


Donna Johnson, Children’s House Directress/Educational Director

Marcia Irving,  Children’s House Assistant

Paula Folinazzo, Business Administrator


Children’s House (three – six years) 8:30a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Children 3 through 6 years old are enrolled in the Children’s House Program.  There are several program options.  Children may attend  three, four, or five half-day morning sessions. The Pre-school/Kindergarten classes consist of children mixed in age.  The younger children learn from the older children, and the older children reinforce what they have learned by “teaching” their younger classmates.  Children in the 3 to 6 class must be toilet trained.

Extended Day (three – six years  ) 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Extended Day option is available to children enrolled in the Children’s House    program, three, four or five days a week.

Before & After School Care (3-6 year olds) 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Call for details.