Alumni Corner - "What Others think of us" 
Pam Peevy-... 'My daughter, Ariel Peevy, is a Laren Montessori alumni, Class of 2001.  I remember like it was yesterday the day I took her for his first day of preschool.  She's my first child so I was a basket case.  Couldn't wait to pick her up and see how her day went.  I could see the moment I got there that it was the place for her.  Well I wasn't wrong.  She loved it and flourished her 3 years there.  I remember at the graduation being so proud of her and so thankful to Laren and all of the teachers for all they had done for the most important gift God had given me.  She's now a sophomore at Illiana Christian and I can attribute all of her successes to the great foundation laid by Laren.'
 
Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning
Laren Montessori School
est. 1965
Preschool and Kindergarten
Beverly O. Liggans - From Mother and Daughter . . . 
"A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step." My child's academic journey began at Laren where she as well as her parents were always greeted with a smile every morning. There she learned a wealth of everything, especially a love for reading. Her teachers showed her much love and a zest for learning. My daughter has gone on to become a scholar in her own rights because of her learning at Laren. She was Valdictorian of her 2009 8th grade class, was invited to the Inauguration of the President of the U.S., January,2009 and has always been a straight "A" student, just to name a few of her accomplishments. This would not have occurred without the learning experience at Laren where she was nurtured and loved. Much love to you, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Ziolkowski, and Staff for shaping and molding Fauve' into the academic scholar she has become.  
Laren Alumni- ... Laren Montessori is a name I shall never soon forget.  My name is Fauve' Liggans-Hubbard, and I am a 2001 alumni of Laren.  I am currently attending Marian Catholic High School on a partial scholarship.  I rank as number 17 of 404 in my freshman class with a 4.0 GPA. Straight "A's" have always been my goal and I have always reached it.  The mentality of my success has been instilled in me since I was young starting with my days at Laren.  Laren was my academic foundation and without it I don't believe I would have achieved as much as I have.  As a preschooler and kindergartener I was already learning multiplication, Spanish, reading, and about the United States.  I remember fun days, like when we all brought in stuffed animals or one of my favorites....snacktime!!!  I recall having to sit on the blue line and singing crazy fun songs or going to the "big kids park" and running down the hill.  The teachers and aides are people I still respect and admire.  With those educators to help me I was never without any help.  They were and still are simply amazing people.  One of the best parts about attending Laren is the lifelong friendships I have made.  My best friend was a fellow classmate at Laren and I can still remember introducing our parents.  Laren Montessori is a place I will remember for a lifetime.  The lessons I was taught there helped and continue to help me in school and everyday life...which ...is something I can never replace or receive somewhere else. 
 
Loving you always, Laren Montessori, Mrs. Martinez, my first teacher, and Mrs. Ziolkowski, my kindergarten teacher, Fauve' JaLonnie Orgill Liggans-Hubbard, Laren Montessori Class of 2001
 
Testimonial for Justin and Kyle Parker-... Mrs. Martinez, or Ms. Reece as Justin still wants to call you, did I tell you that Justin and Kyle traveled to South Africa in 2008 and are going back in December?  Justin started a basketball league and taught it in South Africa.  Kyle just got accepted to the Summer Minority Engineering Program at Purdue and Justin to the University of Miami Summer Scholar Program to study Exercise Physiology.  And together they are both funny as I don't know what.
 
You would be proud of them and they still fondly remember their experience at Laren.  It was the best decision I ever made!  How's that for a testimonial!!
 
Valerie Parker, proud mom of 2 Laren alumni