Cambridge Montessori School

We partner with our diverse community, using authentic Montessori principles, to reveal each child’s innate love of learning and prepare our children to thrive in a complex world.

Pawan Sinha, Ph.D. Director, Project Prakash Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT Cambridge, MA

As a professor at MIT, I have had an opportunity to see what sets apart the truly outstanding students from their peers. We have marveled at the masterful subtlety with which the CMS teachers have ignited our son's interest in domains as diverse as mathematics, geography and history. To get a thoughtful question about the big-bang from a six year old is unsettling at first, but ultimately a powerful testament to a wonderful schooling system that gets children thinking about the deep structure of the world they inhabit. 

What's Happening Around Cambridge Montessori

Upper Elementary Community Lunch Program

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  • The Webster O'Brien 5k is May 13th!

    Planning a couch to 5k? Or want an opportunity to run with your family? Or is walking your thing? Join us for the Webster O'Brien 5k May 13th!
  • Come celebrate 60 years of CMS at our Diamond Gala and Auction on May 6th!

    Spring at CMS means it’s time to get ready for the CMS Auction and Gala! This year we are excited to be celebrating our 60th Anniversary with a night at Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square on Saturday, May 6th. The Gala is an annual party with both live and virtual auctions, as well as other opportunities to donate and raise money for the CMS Scholarship Fund. This is the primary fundraiser for CMS scholarships.
  • Introducing the Upper Elementary Community Lunch Program!

    Our Upper Elementary Community Lunch Program is an innovative example of Montessori practical life in action. Upper Elementary students research, plan, shop, and prepare a community meal for our elementary students and invited guests.
  • Getting ready to celebrate 60 years of CMS!

    Calling all CMS families past and present! 

    Do you remember music with Yas, toddler days with Jana, primary lessons with June, and saying hi to Nell at the front desk? Guess what? They are still here along with many new faces all eager to welcome you back.
    Join us starting in January as we begin a year long celebration of our 60th birthday! 
    Please use this form to add your contact information to our 60th anniversary events email list:
  • On grace & courtesy and how it serves our community and society

    In order to free oneself from adult intervention the child must learn the ways of society, how people function together as a group. The Montessori theme of Grace and Courtesy is the lubricant that keeps a group of people functioning smoothly. It is the ambiance parents can create in the home and the teacher creates in the classroom. It is a general attitude of graciousness and respect.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week

    As we close the week where we acknowledge and honor our incredible teachers, our Head of School Ingrid Tucker offered some wise words. Click heading above to read more.
  • CMS Statement about Chauvin Verdict

  • CMS Hosts Community Vigil to Reflect and Honor

    CMS is so grateful for the beautiful opportunity to gather together for our Community Vigil this week. We honored loved ones lost this year and the challenges we've faced while holding hope and gratitude for what we have (and have endured). Thanks to the students, parents, and staff members who shared on Monday, and for giving us hope about the days ahead. Please see the resources we have put together for healing by clicking here. 
  • Summer Camp Registration is Open!

    Passport Summer Camp is BACK! We offer a variety of enrichment programs tailored to your child, from ages 18 months to 11 years, including science & nature, music & movement, arts & crafts, water sports, and more. We are so excited to be returning for the 2021 season. Finding the right summer program for your child can be overwhelming. We make the process seamless, enjoyable, and easy. Your camper's passport to adventure has arrived! Visit our Camp page to learn more, or click here to register!
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A Montessori Education

The philosophy views the child as someone eager for knowledge who will initiate learning in a supportive, stimulating, and thoughtfully prepared learning environment. The Montessori approach values the development of the whole child – the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.
Located in the heart of Cambridge, MA, CMS is a private school serving children eighteen months through grade 8 in four distinct programs: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School. CMS educates the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy in a joyful learning environment.

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