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

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  • Join Us for a Winter Info Session!

    CMS Montessori Information Sessions offer an opportunity to explore the beauty of the Montessori approach — and to discover the power and potential of a CMS education for your child. Upcoming dates: January 7th at 4:00 PM and January 14th at 10:30 AM. 
  • CMS Statement of Solidarity

    We stand against the systematic deadly violence being perpetrated upon the Black community by law enforcement with flagrant frequency and brutality.
  • Passport Summer Camp Canceled

    To Our Dear Camp Community,

    Sadly, we have decided to not operate Passport camp this summer due to the ongoing thread of coronavirus. We firmly believe that this decision is in the best interest of the children, our staff, and our organization, with health and safety as our primary concern. 
  • CMS (Online) Auction Tonight!

    We look forward to seeing you all tonight for our (virtual) Auction event!

    This year, we need community more than ever, so please join us for some much-needed fun and face time with the CMS community! Please check your inbox for Auction messages which all contain tonight's Zoom link. Join one of the sessions below, or come for both! 

    7:30 p.m. ELMS

    8:30 p.m. Toddler Primary

    Online bidding goes live today, Saturday, May 2nd, at NOON!
  • Coronavirus Information for Families

    Please visit our Coronavirus Information and Resource page, where we are posting announcements and alerts related to COVID-19 and its risks to our community. 
  • Passport Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!

    We are already dreaming of summer in Passport, and are so excited to for the 2020 Summer season! Our camp schedule is already teeming with exciting offerings from Nature & Science to yoga, from African drumming to weekly swimming (and so much more). View our Summer Camp catalog here, and then register here!
  • CMS Hosts Oxfam Hunger Banquet

    7 billion people in the world, and 2.8 billion are food insecure or hungry. The Monday before Thanksgiving, CMS hosts an Oxfam Hunger Banquet with our Middle School and Upper Elementary students to raise awareness on issues of poverty, inequity, and food justice. Check out the video to learn more!
  • CMS Receives Honor from Boston Pride!

    Cambridge Montessori School is thrilled to be the among the top two finalists for the Best Youth Group Award from Boston Pride, receiving Honorable Mention! Winners were announced at Boston Pride's Open House. In June, CMS students brought the love marching in our 7th consecutive Boston Pride Parade! More than 50 local schools participated. #LoveIsLove
  • Join Us for a Montessori Info Session!

    Montessori Info Sessions are a wonderful, intimate way to learn more about the Montessori philosophy and what it can do for your child. Learn about a Cambridge Montessori education, have your questions answered, and see the wonder of a Montessori classroom. Please RSVP to Debra Smith, Admission Director, at
  • International Day of Peace

    Peace is at the core of Grace and Courtesy, a cornerstone of the Montessori philosophy. We promote Peace each day in each of our classrooms, and celebrate this International Day of Peace!
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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 twenty-one 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.