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First School-Manhattan
25610 S. Gougar Rd.
Manhattan, IL 60442
(815) 478-6001

First School-Mahomet
1403 E. Oak Street
Mahomet, IL 61853
(217) 586-9990


At First School we set high standards for academic excellence in a loving, non-competitive environment.  Using a Montessori curriculum, we provide a setting where every child can develop to their greatest potential. We are committed to providing the best possible atmosphere for your child that nurtures their natural love of learning and focuses on their unique and individual strengths.

We believe that a successful and happy child is nurtured academically and morally in an environment of integrity, safety, and love.

About Us

Our classes are structured to allow the individual child to progress at his/her own rate and level and each of our classes includes an early education curriculum that develops social skills side by side with his/her academic knowledge. The concepts and experiences in our program are sequential and developmental.  Our curriculum has a Montessori basis which utilizes hands-on activities and equipment.  The language program we use is phonetic as well as visual because some children learn best aurally while others do visually.  Your child will learn language, math, science, art, music, and fine and gross motor skills while developing important social and self-help skills.   First School is an exciting experience fostering a joy for learning now and all through your child's life.