Chesterfield Montessori School

Tel: (314)469-7150
Grades: NS-9
Chesterfield Montessori School was founded in 1981 as a private, non-profit school serving children of toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary and adolescent ages, from 16 months old through Grade 9.
CMS is AMI-certified and offers authentic Montessori education for children of all ages.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Lisa Trout


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, French Immersion, Girl Scouts, Lego Club, Music Class for 3-6 years, Soccer, The Young Musician Private Piano Lessons Chess Club, Girl Scouts, Lego Club, Soccer, French Immersion,
Music Class for 3-6 years,
The Young Musician Private Piano Lessons,

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1981, Chesterfield Montessori School currently offers authentic Montessori programs from toddlers (age 16 months) through 15 years. CMS is accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), as well as a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Schools of St. Louis (ISSL).  The school is situated on a five-acre campus in Chesterfield, with an architectural award-winning building, playgrounds, a swimming pool, two tennis courts and a children's garden. All of our beautifully sunlit classrooms are well-organized and equipped with the full spectrum of learning materials scientifically developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, designed to challenge and stimulate our students. Drawn from many countries and diverse backgrounds, CMS students develop a strong sense of responsibility, community and compassion for others. Our highly educated teachers work with each child individually and in small groups to ensure that each child is guided, challenged and nurtured in a way that best serves their overall academic, social and emotional needs. At CMS, our goal is to give each child a passion for learning and success for life.
  •   Most importantly, Montessori educators recognize Chesterfield Montessori School as one of the finest schools in the United States.  Please visit CMS’ website for more information:

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Academy Of Saint Louis (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Center At Conway (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Center At Conway (0.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint Louis
    The Center At Conway
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 255 students
    0.8 miles
    13725 Conway Road
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • Saint Louis
    The Centre At Conway
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 184 students
    0.8 miles
    13725 Conway Rd
    Saint Louis, MO 63141
  • Chesterfield
    Chesterfield Day School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-6 | 150 students
    0.9 miles
    1100 White Road
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Chesterfield
    Academy Of Saint Louis
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 2-10 | 26 students
    1.1 miles
    73 Burning Tree Dr
    Chesterfield, MO 63017
  • Chesterfield
    Missouri Torah Institute
    All-boys (Jewish)
    Grades: 10-12 | 29 students
    1.3 miles
    14550 Ladue Rd
    Chesterfield, MO 63017

School Reviews

You will not believe the flame for learning that is sparked within your child. My children feel confident and comfortable because of the learning environment that CMS creates!
- Posted by Parent, 04/09/12
I have 2 daughters who attend CMS and it has been a wonderful experience to see them develop their independence and personalities from the first day they started at CMS. The teachers and staff foster an amazing environment to make learning fun and a lifelong skill. The small community is perfect for individual attention and close interaction with all the other families. I can't imagine my kids at any other school!
- Posted by Parent, 02/28/12
I have 2 children who attend CMS, and I could not be more satisfied with the education they are receiving. My children are very different in their personalities and their learning style, but they are receiving such individual attention from their teachers that they are both succeeding academically and socially. I also love that they are interacting with students from such a wide range of backgrounds, and being expose to so many different cultures and languages. The small school environment means that most families interact on a regular basis. We all know each other and our children.
- Posted by Parent, 01/28/12
This is my daughter's second year at Chesterfield Montessori School, and it is hard to express how much we love this school. The respect that is given and taught to each child is beyond compare. We have found the teachers and staff truly care about the children and work diligently to develop the whole child, hand in hand with the parents.
- Posted by Parent, 01/19/12
We highly recommend Chesterfield Montessori School. Our children have attended there for the past eight years and absolutely love learning! Their teachers are very dedicated, caring, intelligent, and creative professionals. Their Montessori methods have helped all four of our children truly bloom as independent learners. They also appreciate that they can participate in the wonderful variety of after school programs now available. Chesterfield Montessori School is a gorgeous, clean facility with such a serene environment that is so conducive to learning. We are truly grateful that we have CMS from preschool all the way to eighth grade!
- Posted by Parent, 01/19/12

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