Columbus Montessori Education Center

979 S James Road,
Columbus, OH, 43227-0432
Tel: (614)231-3790
The Columbus Montessori Education Center (CMEC), established in 1984, is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to be an excellent model of center based quality early learning as well as an advocate for access for all children, beginning at birth, to quality learning experiences; to provide elementary children an excellent, innovative, comprehensive learning experience, and to offer programs for teachers, parents and others that support these goals.
We stress the importance of giving quality child care and education for all children.
Our mission is to nurture and develop the whole child through magnified learning and quality care in a diverse community.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1984

Student Body

Total Students 241 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 38%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

School Notes:

  • The Columbus Montessori Education Center (CMEC), established in 1984, is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to be an excellent model of center based quality early learning as well as an advocate for access for all children, beginning at birth, to quality learning experiences; to provide elementary children an excellent, innovative, comprehensive learning experience, and to offer programs for teachers, parents and others that support these goals. We stress the importance of giving quality child care and education for all children.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Hartley High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is All Saints Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Columbus School For Girls (1.7 miles away)
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  • Columbus All Saints Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    2855 E Livingston Ave
    Columbus , OH , 43209
    (614)231-3391
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  289  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Columbus
    Bishop Hartley High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1285 Zettler Rd
    Columbus , OH , 43227
    (614)237-5421
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  710  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Columbus
    Southeast Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    1500 Barnett Rd
    Columbus , OH , 43227
    (614)231-0051
    (Christian)
    0.8  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Columbus
    St. Catharine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2865 Fair Ave
    Columbus , OH , 43209
    (614)235-1396
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  295  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Columbus
    Columbus School For Girls
    All-girls 
    56 S Columbia Ave
    Columbus , OH , 43209
    (614)252-0781
    All-girls 
    1.7  mi  |  640  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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