Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural development. In a Montessori classroom, every exercise, every method and every piece of equipment takes advantage of a child’s inherent desire to learn. Children are free to work in groups or on their own. They may sit at a table or move about the room. Here, the curriculum and teacher's role are all carefully designed to honor self-paced growth while encouraging social cooperation.
Montessori Morning is a half-day program that focuses on transitioning from home to the classroom environment, and developing the skills needed for the upcoming school year. This program is open to CMS and non-CMS students entering a Primary, Lower Elementary, or 4th year Upper Elementary classroom in September.