Pathway is founded on the Montessori principle: to build a community of adult support around each child's developmental path. When teachers and parents work together to create a dynamic environment where children's bountiful curiosity is nurtured, their love of learning lasts a lifetime.


Pathway is a member of the following organizations:

​​American Montessori Association (AMS) Full Member

Association of Illinois Montessori Schools (AIMS)

North American Teacher's Association (NAMTA)


About Pathway


Located on just under one acre of wooded land and just minutes from downtown Downers Grove, Pathway Montessori is an inviting learning environment serving children 3 to 6 years of age, since 2007. Pathway made its home in a completely renovated single-story building that meets the standards of local municipal building & fire safety codes.  The school owners do not reside on the property.


​a learning community built around children