Chesterfield Montessori School

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  • 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 through 14 years old.
  • CMS is AMI-certified and offers authentic Montessori education for children of all ages.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori 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
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 16%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from $10,900 to $17,500
% on Financial Aid
14%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLise Riet-Lague
Admissions AssociateMelissa Long

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsGymnastics, Soccer, Swimming, TennisGymnasticsSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, First Lego League Robotics Team, French Immersion, Girl Scouts, Spanish Immersion

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Class for 3-6 years, The Young Musician Private Piano Lessons, Violin and Cello

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Children's Yoga, gymnastics, Socce

School Notes

  • Founded in 1981, Chesterfield Montessori School currently offers authentic Montessori programs from toddlers (age 16 months) through 14 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: http://www.chesterfieldmontessori.org.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  2/26/2016
I absolutely love this school! They really set the bar for Montessori education. So glad my kids are part of this amazing educational journey! All of the staff and teachers are wonderful. But I have to shout out about our head of school Ms. Anita Chastain because she GETS my kids. She really understands them and that is worth far more to me then you can know. I feel secure that their needs are being met and that she, along side my husband and I, is their biggest advocate!!
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5  12/7/2015
This school is amazing. It has taught my son how to be independent, work with all ages, and to love learning. The school will maximize your child's potential and start a fire inside your child that thrives on learning. It is expensive, but we feel it is important to build on his foundation of early education to give him the most chance for success in the future. My son is 3, potty-trained at 18 months, starting to recognize words, and amazes my friends and family with his vocabulary, confidence, politeness and happiness! Thank you to this wonderful school!
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5  4/9/2012
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!
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5  2/28/2012
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!
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5  1/28/2012
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.
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5  1/19/2012
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.
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5  1/19/2012
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!
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