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Educate. Engage. Empower.

Come join a community dedicated to fostering independent, confident learners

Schedule a Tour

School Calendar

Strategic Plan


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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. We invite you to visit our extraordinary campus to see firsthand how a love of learning can be nurtured in a beautiful setting.


Saturday, April 25 | 10:30 am – 1 pm

Tour our thoughtfully-designed classrooms and garden
campus to discover how a Montessori education fosters
independent, self-motivated, creative, life-long learners.
RVSP to Alyssa Morris at or 805-683-9383 x 104.

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


18 months – 3 years

A Cozy Home Away from Home


3 – 6 years

Learning How to Think

Lower elementary

6 – 9 years

A Love for Learning

Upper elementary

9 – 12 years

Preparation for Life

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Recent Blog Posts

Montessori and Peace Education

Our world is often a tumultuous place.  How can we help our children feel safe and cared for, while preparing them to lead the way as adults?  How can we cultivate empathy, kindness, gratitude, and the sense of community that helps people work together?...

Book List: Spread the Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what could be better than a book list that’s all about love? No matter your child’s age, we hope you will enjoy these sweet titles, suggested by our campus librarian, Anne Curtin. All of Anne's selections are available at...

Why Choose Montessori?

How does a parent prepare their child for an unpredictable future?  Don’t we all just want to give them every possible advantage? How do we define success in our children’s lives?  Is it about being able to provide for oneself or is it finding joy in the...

Montessori Basics: The Language Curriculum

Have you ever wondered how Montessori guides teach children about language? Parents are often astounded when they observe children learning to read at a young age in our schools. What’s the secret? There’s no secret - we’re happy to share our methods!  Read on to...

A Peek Inside the Montessori Classroom

You know Montessori classrooms are different than most. We can practically guarantee that once you step inside a classroom for yourself, sit quietly in a corner, and observe the children and adults at work, your impressions will be transformed.  We encourage...

Setting Limits

As parents today we are bombarded with advice, ideas, suggestions, and rules on how to be the best parents we can be for our children.  Some change is good; emerging research tells us more and more about human development and how our brains work, and making...

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