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Mary Meyer School is a preschool based in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. We are a NAEYC accredited school that inspires children to encounter the world with joy, curiosity and confidence. Clad in backpacks and excited anticipation, the children at Mary Meyer climb the stairs to the little schoolhouse and enter a magical land of wonder and discovery, budding self sufficiency, first friendships, shrewd negotiations, limitless imagination, delighted giggles, big classroom jobs, small winter slippers, intriguing books, artistic masterpieces, beautiful messes, warm hugs and the beginning of a lifetime of finding joy in learning.

Mary Meyer School is still accepting applications for limited openings for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year.

We are also accepting applications for our Parent/Tots Program click HERE for more information and to apply.

Our Preschool

We are a fully licensed and NAEYC accredited, nondiscriminatory, independent, not-for-profit school, serving children aged three and four years old. The school offers two class sessions daily, morning and afternoon programs that each accommodate up to twenty children under the care of three teachers. Learn More

Mary Meyer Legacy


Our Curriculum

Mary Meyer School is a tangle of mittens and hats, boots and backpacks, set to the swinging beat of Louis Armstrong. Once the children find their slippers and dismiss their parents, the day begins. Learn more about what a day is like by exploring the gallery below.  Learn More

A Typical Day



We are glad that you are considering applying to Mary Meyer School! The application process is meant to allow you to get to know our school and philosophy and for us to get to know you and the things that are important to you in your child’s school.  Learn More


Enrollment Process

News and Insights

Self Portraits

Our Mary Meyer School students have just completed their first month of self-portraits. Self-portraits are an important piece of the curriculum at Mary Meyer. They are completed monthly Learn More

Our Preschool Journey, Part 4.

Our Preschool Journey An honest account from a clueless parent’s point of view PART FOUR: (to read part 1, click here , part 2 click here and part 3 click Learn More


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