- Published on Friday, 19 August 2011 13:39
Because parents are critical partners in their child's education, indeed your child's "first teacher", we offer ongoing opportunities for parents to learn more about the approach that we take at the school. The Montessori approach to education is a complex one, with many subtleties and nuances. The better you come to understand it over the years, the more you will be able to support your child's experience at the school and also better understand what it is that they are gaining from that experience. We offer 4-6 evening sessions throughout the year.
2012-2013 Parent Education Nights
- September 18th 6pm
- October 23rd 6pm
- November 8th 6pm
- January 17th 6pm
- February 26th 6pm
Note: Schedules are subject to change. Please check CMS Calendar for current updates
- Published on Friday, 19 August 2011 13:35
Summer Discovery Camp
Children ages 3 - 6 are invited to join us for a summer full of fun and interesting activities. While encompassing the Montessori philosophy, children will be offered many additional experiences. Additional activities will include science exploration, arts and crafts, outdoor games and water play, as well as cultural exploration. The summer program is available to all interested families in the community both current CMS students and non CMS students.
Children ages 6-10 are invited to join us for summer camp to include special guest Wednesdays and Friday Field trips. Special guests may include local musicians, traveling reptile exhibits, and chefs. Field trips may include trips to the OSU wave tank, firestation, and local farms to learn about agriculture. Children will have the opportunity to explore science activites, art, and theater.
The Registration form is available here.
Eight Week Discovery Camp Schedule
(Available in Half and Full-Day Options)
*Week 2 Excludes the Fourth of July Holiday
Camp Scheduling Options
Full day rate Half day rate
5 days per week: Monday - Friday $202/Week $122/Week
4 days per week: Monday - Thursday $170/Week $118/Week
3 days per week: Monday - Wednesday $138/Week $ 91/Week
Early Morning Care: 7:30-8:30am $8/Day
Partial Late Day Care: 3:00-4:00pm $10/Day
Full Late Day Care: 3:00-5:30pm $20/Day
Montessori Activities will be the cornerstone of the Summer Discovery experience. Montessori materials and activities such as sensorial games, language exploration, cooking, gardening, grace and courtesy, science experimentation, and practical life will provide a strong basis for students’ exploration of the world around them as the summer unfolds. There will also be plenty of time for indoor and outdoor structured and ‘free’ play time.
Art with Chelsea Foss Art will be a daily activity for both Primary and Elementary levels. Students will be encouraged to create and discover with fun and open ended activities and will have freedom to express their own ideas through the artistic mediums provided by the instructor. Students will be largely self-directed, using their own insights and sense of discovery to guide them.
For more week by week details check out our camp-at-a-glance!
- Published on Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:37
This is the most important question a parent can ask. After all, there are many private/independent schools to choose from; what makes Montessori the right choice?
Early in the 20th century, decades before early childhood development was a course of study in our colleges and universities, the Italian educator and physician, Dr. Maria Montessori, established her teaching method. Dr. Montessori's revolutionary discoveries caught the attention of educators around the world. One observation became a cornerstone of her method: that meaningful work is essential to a child's development. The Montessori curriculum encompasses that development from birth through adolescence.
We think that once you explore the Montessori approach you will agree that it alone prepares children for what is truly most important: the rest of their life. Montessori Education is a complex interconnection of elements that all work together to assist your child in becoming the self-motivated, independent, compassionate, responsible, critical-thinking individual that every parent wants their child to become. Come see how this happens! Call us for an appointment today at (541) 753-2513.
Montessori Education is universal. It offers children a developmental experience that leads to meaningful understanding and enables them to become capable individuals. Montessori is a scientifically validated approach to learning that supports children to become joyful lifelong learners.
Watch this video to hear what alumni families say about their experience at CMS, now that their children are grown. CMS Alums answer the question: "Why Montessori"?
"Our aim is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him/her to memorize, but so to touch the imagination as to enthuse the child's innermost core." ~ Dr. Maria Montessori.
- Published on Friday, 19 August 2011 11:06
The Commons is a wonderful community space at the school. It is used for a variety of functions, from Parent Education sessions to children's performances, to large group social gatherings and meetings.
One favorite use is our regular "Community Gathering" time on Friday mornings. Before classes get underway all the children in the school, and those parents who chose to stay a bit, gather in the commons for fifteen minutes.
The children who have signed-up during the week can then share something with the community. It could be a song, a poem, a joke or magic trick, or a musical performance... most anything, really. It's a great opportunity for learning to get up in front of an audience, in a safe and secure place.
Playpark and Gardens
Each CMS classroom includes an outdoor extension for gardening, enjoying nature, and doing various activities in the fresh air.
In addition, the playpark includes grassy areas and a hill, play structures, a bike track, a small soccer field, a basketball hoop, a blacktop court, a large sandbox, picnic tables, a stage, a garden, trees and native plants, and climbing boulders.
Safety is a priority. Staff members are certified in first aid and CPR, helmets are required while children are riding bikes and climbing the rocks, and children learn safe procedures for sharing the play areas.
- Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2011 19:50
A program for early mornings and after-school is offered on a space-available basis. This program provides a comfortable and enriching link between the home and the Montessori classrooms.
Children who stay for extended days and school-closure days enjoy a rich assortment of activities including visual arts, music, gardening, games and experiences in natural settings.
The program is open 7:30 to 8:30 am, and from 11:30 to 5:30 pm.
To see extended care pricing please click here.