Educate. Engage. Empower.

Come join a community dedicated to fostering independent, confident learners

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Educate. Engage. Empower.

Come join a community dedicated to fostering independent, confident learners

Schedule a Tour

School Calendar

Strategic Plan


Auction Gala 2020

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, November 16 | 11 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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