Programs

Currently enrolling on-site Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary students!  We also offer enrichment classes, extracurriculars, and a summer program for students. Learn about our admissions process and tuition structure.

Early Childhood

(Preschool and Kindergarten)

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.

The curriculum includes practical life tools, sensorial exercises, language arts, mathematics, music, art, and Spanish.

Our Montessori-trained teachers observe and record each child’s individual progress, knowing when to allow a child to work with genuine interest or when to introduce a new challenge. Older children are also encouraged to help younger ones problem solve or work together on projects.

Enrichment Classes
Alongside the standard Montessori curriculum, we offer enrichment classes for each age group. We’ve identified the following classes as advantageous to help develop the whole child, especially in modern technology times.

Preschool Enrichment classes:

      • Spanish: Our Spanish instructor approaches her lessons from a cultural, innovative, and accurate aspect, aligning the curriculum with Montesorri lessons and structure.
      • Music: Every student experiences weekly music instruction from a specialized teacher, and our early childhood learners sing and dance frequently in class. Our music teacher provides children a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment. Montessori students are presented with music instruction that includes singing, movement, theory, instrument exposure, and music history. One of our favorite times of year is the Spring Fling, a music performance prepared by our students.
          • Kindergarten Enrichment classes:
            Spanish: detailed above.
          • Music: detailed above.
          • Physical Education: Country Montessori School’s Physical Education Instructor guides children through a program promoting the development of their physical attributes and social skills.

“Our son attended the elementary program at Country Montessori School. It’s been a great experience and we highly recommend CMS.
While Eagles (1-3) set the stepping stone right, Owls (4-5) truly nurtured the best in our son by tapping into individual strength, understanding weakness and creating environment where he thrived to seek knowledge, emphasize on doing right thing, deep dive into areas of interest, truly building leaders with each of their classes, lessons, one on one interactions. CMS teachers are truly passionate and fully invested in each child, personally ensuring each child’s success and overall development. CMS cemented love for learning into our son, ensuring he was more than ready to take-up middle school challenges. You will not find better school than CMS may it be school environment, principal, teachers, staff to trust your child’s future in true Montessori environment.”

– Alpa & Himanshu Owls Family 2022

Lower Elementary

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

For students transitioning age groups at CMS, teachers meet and discuss each child’s social, emotional, and academic needs.

The curriculum for Lower Elementary students includes reading and introducing critical thinking, mathematics, geometry, history, geography, the study of maps, botany, zoology, language arts, and language arts.

At this age, we also focus on Peace Education: We devote a section of the classroom to sustaining a calm environment. Children can sit quietly, read a book about peace, relax, or meet with friends to resolve problems using the learned conversational tools.

Enrichment Classes
Alongside the standard Montessori curriculum, we offer enrichment classes for each age group. We’ve identified the following classes as advantageous to help develop the whole child, especially in modern technology times.

Lower Elementary Enrichment classes:

      • Spanish: Our Spanish instructor approaches her lessons from a cultural, innovative, and accurate aspect, aligning the curriculum with Montesorri lessons and structure.
      • Music: Every student experiences weekly music instruction given by a specialized teacher. Our music teacher provides children a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment. Montessori students are presented with music instruction that includes singing, movement, theory, instrument exposure, and music history. One of our favorite times of year is the Spring Fling, a music performance prepared by our students.
      • Art: Students experience art lessons introducing various media and techniques.
      • Computer Skills: Students work with various computer skills and programs through one weekly class.
      • Physical Education: Country Montessori School’s Physical Education Instructor guides children through a program promoting the development of their physical attributes and social skills.

“The primary classroom focuses on building a secure environment where my son safely indulges in his curiosity to learn and observe. The curriculum includes practical life tools, sensorial exercises, language arts, outdoor play, music and Spanish. The primary classroom also emphasizes grace and courtesy every day, which transitions into our home along with my sons drive to be independent in the home environment, too.Ms. Osterberg, specifically, observes my sons interests and provides detailed feedback about his progress during every parent-teacher conference.  She provides thoughtful recommendations on activity ideas, too! We have open communication with the school-classroom and share major life events that are occurring in our personal lives, and this allows my sons teachers to support him further through life transitions.The entire CMS staff is kind, supportive and accessible. Our family feels safe in their welcoming environment.CMS creates a positive culture to help all students thrive and we are so grateful for their ongoing efforts in our sons growth!”

-Riddhi, Ladybugs Parent 2022

Upper Elementary

Upper Elementary students continue to build on lessons learned in previous curricula.

Using the ideas of Maria Montessori, Upper Elementary teachers prepare a curriculum and learning environment encouraging each student to become an active participant in their learning process.

This transition is critical for student development as they move from the concrete world of their earlier years to the threshold of abstract thinking found in the older classrooms.

Students are challenged with directing their own time management, organization, and setting reasonable, responsible goals. They begin working more on group projects, using external resources (libraries and museums), and expand into field study.

Curriculum

The curriculum includes language, mathematics, geometry, science, biology, social and cultural studies, social responsibilities and life skills. At this education level, mathematics includes fractions, decimals, ratio proportion and probability, percent, integers, graphing and statistics, data analysis, exponents, and measurements.

Montessori education at this age emphasizes the sense of self through independence, confidence, and self-discipline practice.

Enrichment Classes
Alongside the standard Montessori curriculum, we offer enrichment classes for each age group. We’ve identified the following classes as advantageous to help develop the whole child, especially in modern technology times.

Upper Elementary Enrichment classes:

      • Spanish: Our Spanish instructor approaches her lessons from a cultural, innovative, and accurate aspect, aligning the curriculum with Montesorri lessons and structure.
      • Music: Every student experiences weekly music instruction given by a specialized teacher. Our music teacher provides children a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment. Montessori students are presented with music instruction that includes singing, movement, theory, instrument exposure, and music history. One of our favorite times of year is the Spring Fling, a music performance prepared by our students.
      • Art: Students experience art lessons introducing various media and techniques.
      • Computer Skills: Students work with various computer skills and programs through one weekly class.
      • Physical Education: Country Montessori School’s Physical Education Instructor guides children through a program promoting the development of their physical attributes and social skills.

“Our son joined the CMS family as a pre-school student in 2019.  We believe in the Montessori system and out of all the schools we researched, we felt that CMS was above all the rest.  The teachers and administrators have all been top notch, very receptive and cordial.  We enjoyed our experience so much that our second child started pre-school at CMS in 2021.”

– Ali – BB & Eagles Family 2022

Summer Program

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. 

Our experienced educators lead camps, where children can be enrolled individually for a full-day! There is also time to play in Country Montessori School’s large playgrounds. 

Logistics:

  • Our three-acre campus in Poway provides a peaceful and secure environment. 
  • Childcare is available both before and after camp. 
  • Early Childhood is for 2.5-year-olds through to Kindergarten age, and Elementary Camp. 
  • Lunch is not provided
Preschool / Kindergarten
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Preschool / Kindergarten

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.
Elementary
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Elementary

Using the ideas of Maria Montessori, Upper Elementary teachers prepare a curriculum and learning environment encouraging each student to become an active participant in their learning process.
Summer Program
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Summer Program

With summer’s arrival comes the fun camps at Country Day Montessori! 
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