Chiaravalle is a non-denominational, Montessori, independent, co-educational school for children ages 2-14. The school is primarily housed in an architecturally significant Daniel Burnham brick schoolhouse blocks west of Lake Michigan in the Lakeshore Historic District of Evanston. Additional space is rented from the First Congregational Church of Evanston for the Middle School, grades 7-8.
Visitors walking into Chiaravalle for the first time often remark upon its beauty, order and peaceful classroom environments. They comment on the focused, independent, happy children they encounter, the lively discussions and lessons they observe, and the atmosphere of respect that is evident between adults and children. They see students who are eager to come to school every day, which is a testament to the joy children experience in learning at Chiaravalle.
Children are the central focus of our school, but it’s our community that makes us special. Inspired educators join together with a motivated community to make Chiaravalle a unique place.