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. Click on the “Tour & Explore” button at the top of this page to learn how an MCS education fosters independent, curious and resourceful thinkers and learners.
August 20, 2020 – June 10, 2021 School Schedule
MCS Waiver Update: We are excited to announce that MCS has been granted a waiver to open our elementary side for in-person instruction. Elementary students will return to campus on October 7. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Alyssa Morris at email@example.com, for information about our current availability.
School hours by academic level:
Pre-Primary : 8:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Primary : 8:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Elementary : On remote learning until further notice (7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Elementary: 7:50 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Elementary (Lower and Upper) : 7:50 – 8:10 a.m.
Families with both Primary & Elementary students may arrive: 8:00 – 8:10 a.m.
Primary : 8:10 – 8:30 a.m.
Pre-Primary : 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Half Day Dismissal : 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Primary Dismissal : 2:10 – 2:30 p.m.
Pre-Primary Dismissal : 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Elementary Dismissal : 2:45 – 3 p.m.
Families with both Primary and Elementary students may pick up during the Elementary time.
Extended Day Care:
We are currently offering extended day care to Pre-Primary students only.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our COVID-19 safety policies and resources, please click here.
Dr. Maria Montessori 150th Birthday Celebration
Dr. Maria Montessori’s 150th birthday is August 31, 2020. During the fall 2020 season, MCS will honor the life and legacy of Montessori through events, digital content, fundraising, and more. To learn more about our activities, visit: https://mcssb.org/montessori-150th-anniversary/
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 on the “Tour & Explore” button above to learn more about MCS.
In the Kitchen with Dr. Organic Mommy
MCS will be hosting a virtual parent discussion with Dr. Natasha Beck, aka Dr. Organic Mommy, which will include a product giveaway! This event is open to MCS families only.
I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.
— Gabríel Garcia Márquez, Nobel Prize Winning Author
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