About CMS

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission at CMS

Work the Mind. Reveal the Child. Unleash the Potential. 

Our Philosophy

Cambridge Montessori School was founded in 1963 to foster a love of learning and to educate children to be caring, socially responsible citizens of their community and world. The educational and supplemental care programs at CMS involve children from twenty-one months through grade 8 in four different programs: Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Middle School. CMS seeks to educate the whole child, applying the Montessori philosophy, in a family-oriented environment. The philosophy is based on the principles of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952) whose holistic vision of education focuses on the cognitive, social, emotional and physical needs of the child. For Dr. Montessori, and for CMS, education is preparation for life.

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  • Our Sustainability Mission

    Cambridge Montessori School fosters a sustainable relationship to the global environment by linking knowledge, inquiry and action. We enable current generations to meet their needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs and building a future that supports all life on our planet.
  • Our Diversity Statement

    We hold diversity itself as a value and nurture awareness of the global community by welcoming people of differing races, cultures, genders, ages, abilities, languages, economic and social backgrounds, political beliefs and religions, family structure, nationalities and sexual orientations into a safe, accepting and respectful environment where we learn together, honoring and embracing our humanity.
  • Statement of Non-Discrimination

    CMS is a non-sectarian institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, family structure, political belief, or disability in the administration of its admissions, financial assistance, education or employment practices.

Montessori Focuses On...

    • Cognitive

    • Social

    • Emotional

    • Physical Needs

Andre (Graduate student at Harvard GSD) and Jasmine (filmmaker, Giddy in Love LLC) White

We love that CMS is a close-knit community, with excellent leadership and rich diversity. We appreciate that as a family we have been able to contribute in a variety of ways. We also love how CMS is providing the opportunity for our two children to build an academic and practical life foundation based on mastering concepts in a concrete and abstract way at their own pace. CMS has kept our kids challenged and excited about learning which is a testament to how CMS executes the Montessori method.
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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