Adolescent Program (AP)


  • AP students, Tia and Lily, paint faces during the 2015 Environmental Art Fair

Adolescent Program (AP)

LMSS’s Adolescent Program (AP) is our progressive approach to the traditional Montessori curriculum. Our mixed-classroom setting of grades 7 thru 12 not only expands mentorship between older and younger students, but also better prepares our 7th & 8th grade students for the college preparatory curriculum that they will experience in high school.


Classes in the adolescent program are offered on a revolving schedule. For the most up-to-date course offerings, feel free to give us a call or schedule a tour!

                                        J-Term and M-Term

DSC_0910LMSS is also proud to offer a unique set of academic experiences during what we call J-Term and M-Term.

J-Term, taking place throughout the entire month of January, offers exciting and unique courses based on the expertise of our highly-trained and well-rounded AP teachers. Some courses that have been offered in the past include:

  • Film Studies
  • Personal Finance
  • Culinary Arts
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Special Topics Art
  • And More!

M-Term, taking place throughout the entire month of May, focuses on college readiness. In working with our AP teachers and our College Counselor, students work through the entire college exploration process together, from identifying their interests with the ACT Explore to planning their financial future. M-Term culminates with a series of college tours. In the past, our students have toured midwestern colleges including Big Ten schools, private universities, UW-system schools, and community or technical schools. This broadens their scope of higher learning and allows our students to explore every possible option for post-secondary learning.

Further, M-Term curriculum allows students to practice job-readiness skills. To partner their college-readiness experiences, students learn to write a résumé, write a cover letter, research job opportunities, and much, much more. This best prepares our students for their week long job shadow experience, in which they, in partnership with their parent or guardian, identify a field that they are interested, contact local industry leaders, and set up a week long job shadow experience.


We invite you to visit our Adolescent Program and experience a world-class education

Parent Information Packet 2017-18

AP School Supply List

AP Family Handbook 2016-17  (This is in conjunction with the LMSS Family Handbook)