About Us 2017-09-14T23:05:44-04:00

Our Mission

Inspiring a life-long love of learning in children by allowing them to develop at their own pace in an authentic AMI Montessori environment that embraces diversity, individuality, and community.

What We Believe

All are welcome at Community Montessori School (CMS), where we celebrate our differences! We embrace diversity, individuality, and community. We welcome students of any race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin.

We are proud at CMS to have a diverse, international population, with families who come from all around the world. Approximately 30% of our students are bilingual, speaking languages from four different continents. We also have children from a variety of faith backgrounds, and family structures.

All Are Welcome

Our Facilities

  • Every classroom has at least one internal observation window.
  • Parents are always welcome to observe their children through these windows.
  • Toddler & Primary classrooms have internal sinks, restroom facilities, and kitchens for the children.

We have a school hall that allows us to:

  • Offer extracurriculars during recess and after-school,
  • Conduct toddler recess inside when the weather prevents outside recess,
  • Host social events and hold board meetings.

Recess is staggered so each program community has the playground to themselves during their time.
We have a large, fenced in playground with shade including:

  • Small slide, monkey bars, climbing wall, basketball hoop.
  • Benches for outside lunch.
  • Garden for summer programs.

Outside Work Areas

Every classroom has a door to the outside with access to an outside work area.  In the warmer months children have the option of taking their work outside and working on picnic tables. We also have garden areas where the children plant flowers and vegetables.

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Our Montessori Directress Staff

Kate Bender
Age: 18 – 36 Months
Kate’s Bio
Josie Banda
Age: 3 – 6 Years
Josie’s Bio
Carrie Wisser
Grades: 1st – 6th
Carrie’s Bio
Anne Slamkowski
Grades: 7th – 8th
Anne’s Bio

The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn. View our philosophy first hand.