To submit an admissions inquiry to the Director of Admissions directly, visit cedarrivermontessori.org and submit an inquiry in the lower left hand corner of our main page. Located on 12 acres of forested wetland and pasture, Cedar River Montessori is a private, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) Montessori school for students ages 3 through middle school in Renton, WA. Cedar River Montessori School fosters the innate curiosity of the child, presenting learning experiences that cultivate independent, creative thinkers who continuously build their understanding of themselves and the world around them..

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 121 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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Cedar River Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
121 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Cedar River Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
28%
Average Class Size
17 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Early childhood full-time - $11,250 Lower Elementary - $11,450 Upper Elementary- $11,650 Middle School - $11,900
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$800
Acceptance Rate
46%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Melinda Woodard
Admissions Associate
CRMS Info

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
according to student interest, arts, Music, sports

School Notes

  • CRMS serves 130 students ages 3- 14 (8th grade).
  • We have three primary-level classes (ages 3 - kindergarten). Each class has 20 students and two adults.
  • We have two lower elementary classes with 37 students total (grades 1-3) with two teachers and two assistants.
  • We have an upper elementary class of 20 students with a teacher and an assistant.
  • We have a middle school program with room for 16 students in grades 7-8
  • We are located 3 miles east of I-405 off the Maple Valley highway and our students come from Renton, Seattle, Kent, Maple Valley, Issaquah, and surrounding communities.
  • We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked WA School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 121 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,500
  • Acceptance rate: 46%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1

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