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Enrollment for 2017-2018 school year & 2017 Summer Camps Open March 20
Call 858-673-1756 for more information

Preschool / Kindergarten

Our Early Childhood Education classroom communities (known as the “The Ladybugs,” “The Bumblebees”, “The Dragonflies” offer a rich variety of opportunities for children to experience freedom within a secure, attractively structured and welcoming environment. Learn more…


The child coming from Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) to elementary has an especially smooth transition because the materials build upon each other. Learn more…

Summer Program

Summer brings out fun camps at CMS! Each week is a different theme which lets children explore an interest or develop a new skill. Learn more…

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Our credentialed Montessori teachers work with each child individually and in small groups, fostering competence and independent learning. Country Montessori School prides itself with the longevity of its teachers and staff.

Three of the senior faculty have over 20 years at the school.
Ten of the faculty have over 10 years at the school.
The average tenure of faculty and staff is 10 years.

The school strongly supports staff development and promoting from within. A majority of the teaching staff has been sponsored by the school to obtain their Montessori Credentials. The internal community is a very collaborative and cohesive team who share their passion for the Montessori philosophy.

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American Montessori Society - Member School. Click to visit.

2016 Readers Choice


Country Montessori School in North San Diego / Poway has been helping children develop their physical, intellectual, and spiritual powers to the fullest since 1989. We are WASC Accredited, and a full member of the American Montessori Society. Country Montessori School program encompasses learning for children of preschool, kindergarten and the elementary ages.Our classrooms are specially designed “prepared environments” which allow each child to develop at their own speed, according to their capacities.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Montessori Method, we invite you to click some of our links to learn more about how this child-centered learning stimulates and motivates children, making the most of their natural love of learning. And how the curriculum at Country Montessori School prepares a child for further education when they graduate to Middle School and beyond.

And if you’d like to see the Montessori Method in action, please call us and schedule a tour with our Director of Admissions and Enrollment so you can decide if Country Montessori School is the right place for your child.

President’s Week

Dear CMS Community, What a fun past couple of weeks we have had here at CMS.  All three Early Childhood classes hosted Father's Night which was enjoyed by all.  School portraits were taken with enthusiasm and all of the classrooms celebrated Valentine's Day with...

Eagles get the Panda

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that the World Wildlife Fund Change for Change Fundraiser is off to an incredible start. In the first 10 days, our families have raised a staggering total of $812.95! The winning classroom for this period, raising $408.27, is...

Why I like my school

The Owls students, 4th and 5th level, wrote a paragraph to the prompt  “I like my school because…….            Here is a selection of their unedited comments  I like PE and art I like to go on the field trips I meet all my friends here and I get to see them every day...

Walk-a-thon Donations

TROT for Gardens, Shade & Structures

Make your donation to support the children’s Walk-a-thon on Wednesday, November 16th.

Spirit Wear

CMS sweatshirts and T-shirts will be available for purchase again In March, 2017.

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