2250 N Clifton Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614

Progressive Programs - Community Support - Academic Excellence

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Main Office

(773) 534-5535


2250 N. Clifton Ave.

Chicago, IL 60614

School Hours

Monday - Friday

8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Ben Bontempo

Education and Career Background: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in theater performance from Simon’s Rock College

Approach to Learning and Teaching:

I have been an assistant at Oscar Mayer since 2010. My favorite thing about working at Mayer is watching students help each other and support each other. I greatly admire and am committed to the Montessori teaching philosophy.

I have been a wilderness EMT, and when not at work, I teach first aid to activists and community organizations in the spirit of my favorite non-fiction book, Helping Health Workers Learn. I also enjoy history podcasts, Indian food, and what a favorite musician of his, Archie Shepp, called “fire music”.