Community Montessori School

We are an authentic Montessori school following the teachings and practices of Dr.Maria Montessori with the goal to foster independence, competence, and responsibility in children ages 2-6.Our goal is to assist them to become life-long learners, inquisitive and ready to meet the world with a caring attitude towards all people and earth.
Our motto is " We feed the intellect, we nurture the spirit, and love the child" Please check out our website for more detailed information or call the school for a visit.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-1
Year Founded1998
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Notessummer school is elective and runs for 5 weeks. Participate in some or all of the program

Student Body

Total Students26 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Community Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size30 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(comfortable and self managing)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesCampus open 7:30-5:00 Tuition is varied based on age and hours of attendance call for details. Extended hours offered for before and/or after care.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorJanet Wheeler


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Optional Summer School Program

School Notes

  • Home like setting to foster security and beauty. Immaculately maintained 1 1/2 acres fully fenced property. Teachers student ratio 1/8 or lower.  Monthly changing enrichment materials to foster heightened learning experiences. Character development program to teach integrity and more.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
CMS has been a great school for both of my kids. The children who attend the school grow tremendously in their academics, virtues, and creativity. Both of my kids were beginning to read at 4 years old. The school fosters independence and confidence at a young age that will last them a lifetime.
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You can tell they all truly care about the school and environment for children. Teachers are experienced and genuine. They are very responsive and always willing to assist our daughter and/ or family in anyway. Very organized compared to other schools I visited. Our daughter loves it there!
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It has been an absolute pleasure watching the emotional, and academic, growth in my child. That has been, in huge part, due to this school's teachings. My child is in his second year with Community Montessori. The staff have a very clear understanding on childhood development and how to bring out the most in every child. Their focus on virtues and community has really helped my child to calmly, respectfully, adjust to the daily challenges and routines. We adore the staff and their academic approach. Our family HIGHLY recommends this school.
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Our son has been attending CMS since he was 2 years old and is now pre-k. We couldn't be happier with his social development and learning experience. Among other things, he is learning how to read and write, and in cursive, no less. The teachers are amazing, helpful and experienced. They have become like family. The one-on-one conferences are especially helpful, not only in understanding what and how our son is doing overall, but tips and advice on how we can promote and implement the Montessori way in our home. I recommend CMS to any family that is looking for a safe, happy, family-oriented, learning experience for their child.
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I currently have 2 of my 3 kids going there now and this is because my 3rd isn't old enough yet. This place is more then just a school it is a place for children to grow. I highly recommend and encourage you to go take a look yourself and discover not just a school but a community.
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Community Montessori is an extension of our family. Our son joined in 2016 and will be starting kindergarten in August. When he first joined at 3 years old, he wouldn`t talk much to the teachers and it took time for him to open up. The teachers immediately made him feel safe and loved. He loves his school so much, he now asks to stay late! He`s made close friendships and the parent community is also close. He`s 4 years old and he`s already learning to read and write. He`s counting beyond 100 and loves to learn. We also really like the nutrition emphasis on eating whole foods. The teachers encourage the children to eat "growing food." They also have cooking days where all of the children participate and bring in a vegetable. The teachers are amazing. Our son wears glasses and requires eye patching. The teachers take the time to ensure he wears the eye patch and talk to the other children about the importance of life`s virtue lessons. In this case, being compassionate with others and respecting how different we all are. This is just one example of how the teachers go above and beyond. We couldn`t imagine a better place for our son!
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I would highly recommend Community Montessori to everyone!! Our daughter completed her fourth school year at CMS in June 2017 and graduated kindergarten in cap and gown! Parents can enroll their children here as early as two years of age if they are potty-trained. It's been amazing to watch the transformation from the early years to the leadership year of kindergarten. I will always have the fond memories of the International Festivals, Dad`s nights, and teatime with my daughter around the holidays. CMS is built upon first-rate teachers and a first-rate curriculum in a very intimate setting. Communication is paramount at CMS, and every single day our daughter was at CMS I knew she was in great hands!
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This is our third year at CMS and we feel so blessed that we found this wonderful school for our daughter. My husband and I are both in education and we knew we found a gem in CMS. There are so many things we love about this school and community. The teachers are incredibly knowledgeable in Montessori methods, are very nurturing and truly care about each child, and they hold the children accountable to the highest standards in academics, practical life skills, and behavior. We are always so impressed every time we observe the classroom. There is just this calm sense of independence and expectation of responsibility that fosters a beautiful learning environment. The level of learning that occurs over the course of the program is remarkable - children are reading, writing, doing complex math and learning about the world, all while enjoying the "work" they do. The community that Janet and her team have built is so unique to this school. It is rooted in a wonderful virtues program which instills character development in every aspect of the children's lives (valuable things like respect, integrity, empathy, etc). Parent/family involvement is also a huge part of what makes this community so special. Our daughter looks forward to going to school every single day and she absolutely loves her teachers and the friends she's made at school. CMS has laid an amazing foundation for our daughter for life that is simply priceless.
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