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Readers' Choice 2012: Best Preschools

Vote for your favorite local preschool; winner crowned Readers' Choice.

Which preschool do you think is the best?

Thanks to your nominations, we have narrowed down the list to the top four from the northern Lake County area. 

They include: ; ; ; .

Help Patch determine the best of the best by voting for your favorite! Cast your vote by 5 p.m. Aug. 17 and help us decide who's best.

Whichever preschool receives the most votes will be named the Readers' Choice winner.

Edith Rasmussen Ahern August 17, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Montessori School of Lake Forest all the way! We have four boys who attended the Montessori School of Lake Forest primary program and now our oldest attends Exeter Academy in New Hampshire while the other three are continuing their educations at MSLF! We are so pleased with the amazing head start that they received by beginning their education at MSLF and continue to see the benefit of educating the whole child. MSLF early education truly got our children off to the right start.
paul serkland August 17, 2012 at 06:06 PM
This is a wondeful school! The physical environment will take your breath away. There are a lot of great schools in Lake Forest (both public and private). Most of them do a terrific job of teaching the ABCs. However, there is no school in Lake Forest that teaches its children the highest levels of grace, courtesey and mutual respect like MSLF. I am amazed at my child's growth every day I pick her up from school. She loves to go to school and goes out of her way tell me what she has worked on each day. I am truly amazed by the social development of my child. Because os MSLF, she presents as a confident, powerful young lady.
Ann Jordahl August 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Both my children attended Montessori School of Lake Forest from the start. They are now a thriving teenager and a young adult, eager and able to make places for themselves in the world, on their own terms but with respect and collaboration for others. They are excellent students, highly regarded by both teachers and peers without being either "teacher's pet" or "party animals." These are qualities they began to establish during their preschool years, when their teachers guided them with an intelligent combination of freedom and limits, with great respect for their developing personalities and abilities. MSLF is an excellent Montessori school, from its Parent Infant and Toddler Program, its Primary (pre-school) programs, through its Elementary and Adolescent programs. MSLF students thrive when they go on to traditional education because they are creative problem solvers and responsible citizens. College professors say Montessori students stand out in their classes. And to think, it all starts when they are happy, carefree preschoolers. Over and over again, MSLF's preschool teachers hear that their young students are disappointed when the weekend comes, because they would much rather be learning and doing in their school. All this may have to be seen to be believed, but it's really true!
Arnold Shevernadze August 17, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Here is how I would rank the schools 1 - MSLF 2 - MSLF 3 - MSLF
christine George August 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM
MSLF has been our choosen school when my daughter began in parent-infant at 5 months of age! She is now 14 and still loves MSLF, and cannot think of any other school where she would want to attend. She, along with her other 2 sisters love to enter the doors every morning where they share the same inner confidence and love of learning along with their friends and teachers who value their opinions and respect them. You won't be dissapointed, just go and visit!!!!

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