Welcome To Country Montessori School In Poway!
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Welcome To Country Montessori School In Poway!

Authentic Montessori School Preschool, Kindergarten and Elementary in Poway, CA

Meet our Ladybugs, Bumblebees, and Dragonflies! These are our early childhood education classroom communities. Children spend three years, from ages three to six, in early childhood education.

For this age group, we focus on building a secure structured environment where the children can safely experience freedom and indulge their curiosity. Learn more…

Our elementary program extends our Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten) program. The material continues to build for our six to nine-year-old students.  Learn more…

With summer’s arrival comes the fun camps at Country Day Montessori! Each week brings a different theme, encouraging children to explore an interest or develop a new skill. All camps include arts, crafts, and hands-on learning. Learn more…

Preschool / Kindergarten

Elementary

Summer Program

Montessori Center for Teacher Education

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Mission Statement

A love of learning grows here

An authentic Montessori school, we educate preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children in Poway, CA. Country Montessori School (CMS) stands out as a leader in Montessori education. 

Our Mission

As educators and parents, we aim to foster independent, confident, academically prepared, and socially responsible citizens who are lifelong learners and problem solvers. We will grow and evolve to meet the needs of our children, parents, and community.

We believe it is essential to state our values clearly and take action to support them: We educate our students in an environment where everyone feels welcome and included. As a core part of this mission, we stand against racism, hatred, and intolerance. We stand for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

OUR VALUES

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

Community

We’re a proud member of the Poway community!

Our students actively serve our neighborhood through several local outreach programs:

  • Upper Elementary students build inter-generational relationships with Sunshine Care, a local assisted living facility. 
  • Trash pickup on Monte Vista Rd in front of the school keeps our campus clean and proud.
  • Volunteering for Feeding San Diego.
  • Taking care of our environment at the annual beach cleanup. 

We look for creative and impactful ways to engage with the community, both locally and on a global scale.

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 has been helping children develop their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential to the fullest since 1989. 

The Country Montessori School program encompasses learning for children of preschool, kindergarten, and elementary ages. Our classrooms are specifically designed as prepared environments, allowing each child to develop at their speed, according to their capacities. Learn more about the history and theory behind the Montessori curriculum

We are WASC (Western Association of School and Colleges) Commissioners Accredited and a full member of the American Montessori Society.

Admin Corner February 28, 2022

Country Montessori School Admin Corner Feb 28, 2022 “Education is the best weapon for peace.” Dr. Maria Montessori Upcoming Dates/Events: Re-Enrollment …

Admin Corner February 11, 2022

Country Montessori School Admin Corner Feb 11, 2022 “Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not …

Admin Corner January 21, 2022

Country Montessori School Admin Corner Jan 21, 2022 “The child, making use of all that he finds around him, shapes himself …

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 Peñasquitos, 4s Ranch, Del Sur, Escondido, Scripps Ranch and San Diego residents.

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