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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.


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.

T shirts and Spring Fling

Dear CMS Community, Happy Friday!  It is hard to believe that today is the last day of March.  This has been a very busy month at Country Montessori School.  April brings spring break and our Annual Auction on April 22.  In addition, Spring Fling tickets will go on...

Spring Notes

Dear CMS Community, Happy first day of spring!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  This is a three day school week with having Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday March 23 and Friday March 24.  Reminders of your conference time and date will be going...

AMS Tour

Dear CMS Community, Happy Monday and I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend!  This is going to be a busy couple of weeks.  On March 9th, The American Montessori Society's Annual Conference kicks off in San Diego.  As you know Country Montessori School was...

Walk-a-thon Donations

TROT for Gardens, Shade & Structures

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Thank You, Families Who Supported our Auction Fundraiser

While parents spent social time bidding on a vast array of auction items and enjoyed dinner, the children loved the Mad Science presentation, the bounce house and pizza.

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