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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.
Eleven 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.

Annual Meeting & School Apparel Sales

Dear Country Montessori Families, I hope that everyone had a great week!  This evening is our Montessori Journey and we are looking forward to sharing this educational event with our families.  It gives a concrete understanding of the Montessori materials that your...

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School year

Dear CMS Families, I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and welcome to both new and returning families to the 2017-18 school year.  The staff and I are all very excited for the first day of school, August 21st.  All classroom environments are ready for the...

Only two more weeks!

Dear CMS Community, I hope that everyone has wonderful plans for the Memorial Day weekend.  It is hard to believe that upon our return there will only be two weeks left of school.  Please see below for upcoming dates: Monday, May 29-Memorial Day, no school, no child...

Walk-a-thon Donations

TROT for Gardens, Shade & Structures

Make your donation to support the children’s Walk-a-thon.

Spirit Wear

Web shop is open for ordering Spirit Wear
Monday September 11th to 11:59 pm Saturday September 30th. No exceptions.

White T shirts are required for the Spring Fling in May
CMS T shirts are required for Elementary field trips
Wear your T shirts and Sweatshirts on Friday for Spirit Day
And, of course, wear your T shirts and Sweatshirts out and about in the community to showcase your school.
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Our stage was remodeled and repainted over the summer. Thanks go to our Art teacher, Joshua Rehkop. He designed and painted the backboard of the stage featuring our school and classroom logos.

New Stage at CMS!

Welcome! Click on the 4 four outward pointing arrows for full screen view.
Click and drag to navigate the virtual tour of our school.