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Welcome to Montessori Center School.

For over fifty years, MCS has been committed to academic excellence, providing students with a quality education, encouraging the development of the whole child and instilling a lifelong love of learning.

Our highly trained teachers have decades of experience and an unmatched passion for the Montessori philosophy. The MCS program emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and respect for the child. It builds the academic, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional well-being of the child while challenging each child to achieve his or her potential.

Our well-structured classroom environments are inspiring and engaging, allowing exploration of a broad scope of curricular areas. View our program brochure below.
Click here to learn about our academic program offering and campus life.



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Auction Benefit 2021

Embracing What’s Possible: A Celebration of Resiliency
Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 5-6 pm
Mark your calendars for our Annual Auction Benefit! This year’s virtual event will be interactive and fun for the whole family. We will celebrate the resiliency that the MCS community demonstrated during this school year and will feature both a silent and live auction.
To learn more about our sponsorship levels, contribute to the silent auction, or purchase an ad in our event program, please contact our Development & Alumni Relations Director, Kathy Kelley, k.kelley@mcssb.org.

COVID-19 update:

MCS is currently open and operating under strict health and safety guidelines. Whether on-campus or remote, we will continue to provide honor our commitment to academic excellence. For information about our school and programs, please contact our Director of Admissions, Alyssa Morris, 805-683-9383, a.morris@mcssb.org. To view our COVID-19 safety policies and resources, please click here.  

A Note from Admissions:

Montessori Center School is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, our school will offer one-on-one tours during after-school hours. Our virtual doors are always open. Click here to learn about our academic program offering and campus life.

TIME | 100 Women of the Year

TIME has named Dr. Maria Montessori as one of the 100 most influential women of the year! Click here to read more.

Tuition Information

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Recent Blog Posts

Inside the Pre-Primary Classroom

Inside the Pre-Primary Classroom

Beginning with Montessori (ages 18 months - 3 years) Montessori Center School’s Pre-Primary toddler program offers so much more than childcare. The classroom design fosters your young child’s emerging independence and desire for exploration. The environments are...

Inside the Early Childhood (Primary) Classroom: Ages 3-6

Inside the Early Childhood (Primary) Classroom: Ages 3-6

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Inside the Montessori Elementary Classroom

Inside the Montessori Elementary Classroom

What sets Montessori apart in the Elementary years—ages 6 – 12—is the individually paced curriculum that challenges children academically and safeguards their well-being and sense of self. Engaging as contributing members of a respectful community, they learn to...

Montessori FAQs

Montessori FAQs

Q. What are the benefits of a Montessori education? A. Choosing a Montessori environment for your child has many benefits. Known for individually paced learning and fostering independence, the Montessori Method also encourages empathy, a passion for social justice,...

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