Children's Montessori School

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The mission of CMS is to educate children at the primary & elementary (2 through 12 yrs.) to their fullest potential.
We strive to help children continue their innate love of learning and to make education a joyful life-long process.
We are committed to providing a prepared environment that guides children toward development of practical, intellectual, physical and emotional disciplines.
This environment promotes independence, self-confidence, self-discipline, respect and personal and social responsibility.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $675
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language-based & Mild Learning Differences.
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
29 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Children's Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
full day pre-K-3 - $740/mo. full day grade 4-6 - $780/mo.
Admissions Director
James Murphy

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Creative Dance

Arts and Music Programs:
Group and Private Piano Lessons

School Notes

  • CMS is organized and operated as a non-profit corporation, which enables the school to accept donations, to seek grants from individuals, businesses, and foundations, and to conduct fund raising events.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Children's Montessori School cost?
Children's Montessori School's tuition is approximately $675 for private students.
Does Children's Montessori School offer a summer program?
Yes, Children's Montessori School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Children's Montessori School?
The application deadline for Children's Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This is our 2nd year at Children's Montessori School, and our son has come leaps and bounds. The teachers make my son feel comfortable, happy and confident. Through the different "lessons" that the kids are taught to do and eventually "master", the children are taught to focus their attention on one thing at a time. You would be surprised how exponential the carry over from school-life to home-life is. Merely attending a "non-montessori" vs a montessori children's birthday party, shows parents the huge differences between the "run of the mill" preschooler, as compared to a preschooler that is attending Children's Montessori School. Although there was a "learning curve" on how to behave and act at school (for the child and the parents alike), my son adores his school, his friends and mostly his teachers. Another awesome aspect of this school is the Parent Community. We are a community of parents who care deeply about our kids education and well-being, and sharing our kids accomplishments and comments about school is a daily habit! If you have any question as to if you will like this school, I urge you to simply set up a tour and speak to the teachers.
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5  
Our children have attended CMS since Spring 2013 and we are confident that they are receiving a quality education. The Montessori method has been beneficial to both of our children, both in the Primary and Elementary classrooms. The teacher quality is exceptional. They truly care about each student in their care. We strongly believe in the Montessori Method which offers research and evidence to supporting their techniques. I would recommend CMS to any parent looking for a high quality school for their child.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 29 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $675
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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