Established in 1975, the addition of the Erdkinder Program (ages 12-18) occasioned the search in our thirteenth year for a new name for our Montessori community in Warrenville. In true Montessori fashion, after parents limited the choice to three names from a list of over thirty suggestions, all students voted on the final decision:

Carmel: A special school whose environments offer a "fruitful field" in which to grow

Montessori: Based on the philosophy of Maria Montessori

Academy: In a special "grove for instruction" for adults, young people, and

Children's House: for the very young CHILD.