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Authentic Montessori School 

Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary in Poway, CA

Preschool in Poway Teacher

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…

Upper Elementary students doing science experiment


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…

Children enjoying the summer freedom of camp

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…


     Honesty and Integrity  *  We keep our word                   Life-Long Learners *  We inspire an insatiable curiosity for learning 

     Kindness and Compassion * We are inclusive              Service to Others * We strengthen the community

                                                          Hard Work and Commitment  * We strive for excellence


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. 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.

 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.


American Montessori Society - Member School. Click to visit.

2016 Readers Choice

May 2018: WASC (Western Association of School and Colleges) Commissioners announced that Country Montessori School’s accreditation has been extended for a further six years based on information provided by the school, the self-study report and the on-site accreditation visit.

Country Montessori School in Inland North San Diego / Poway / Rancho Bernardo has been helping children develop their intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential 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.

Admin Corner-August 19, 2019

Montessori Monday - The first Casa dei Bambini was opened on the sixth of January, 1907 at 58 Via de Masi. Upcoming Dates/Events: PTC Meet & Greet - Thursday Aug. 29 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hot Lunches Start Monday Aug 26 - Order Now on RenWeb Labor Day Monday Sept. 2 -...

Admin Corner, June 3rd, 2019

Upcoming Dates/Events: Kindergarten/5th Level Graduation, Thursday, June 13 Last Day of School June 14 - Half Day (NO PM Child care) Graduation Ceremonies On Thursday, June 14 our Kindergarten and 5th level students will have their special graduation ceremonies. A...

Annual Spring Fling tickets now on sale!

Dear CMS Community, Our Annual Spring Fling Performance is Sunday, April 28 at 3:00. and is an incredible school wide event. All classrooms and students perform under the guidance and instruction of Mr. Short our music teacher. Please remember that tickets go on sale...

Country Montessori School

Country Montessori has had an Elementary program since it opened in 1989.
In February 2014 the original ranch house was replaced with the new purpose built Elementary building.

Conveniently Located Near: Poway, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Pensquitos, 4s Ranch, Del Sur, Escondido and Scripps Ranch residents. 92064, 92128, 92127, 92129, 92131, 92039, 92026, 92029

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