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What Makes Cambridge Montessori School So Special?

In addition to a robust academic curriculum, Cambridge Montessori School methodically teaches practical life skills including time management, self-regulation, conflict resolution and collaboration from a very young age. These skills can often be overlooked in other schools, but are paramount to the education at Cambridge Montessori. Every classroom is led by Montessori-trained teachers, who are highly-skilled and compassionate. This creates a safe and supportive school community where students feel comfortable taking risks and sharing their ideas, thoughts and feelings.

From Toddlers through Middle School, Cambridge Montessori provides curricula and classrooms that balance both academic and social development. Classrooms are specifically prepared environments that promote children’s independence and individuality and foster their natural love of learning. When it comes to a child’s growth at CMS, the educational process is as critical as the educational content.


  • Engaged – Students retain their natural love of learning.
  • Thinkers – Students have open minds; they think critically and independently.
  • Problem Solvers – Students use critical thinking skills to problem solve.
  • Compassionate – Students build kind, respectful relationships with peers.
  • Active Stewards – Students are active stewards of global resources and protect the commons for future generations.

A Montessori Education

The philosophy views the child as someone eager for knowledge who will initiate learning in a supportive, stimulating, and thoughtfully prepared learning environment. The Montessori approach values the development of the whole child – the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Maria Montessori believed that finding one’s place in the world, finding work that is meaningful and fulfilling, and developing the inner peace and depth of soul that allows one to love are the most important goals in life. Today, Montessori schools throughout the world have as their foundation her deep respect for children as unique individuals and her profound concern for their social and emotional development.

Maria Montessori believed in children’s inherent desire to learn. Montessori classrooms include multi-age groupings which foster collaboration, and children may work in groups or on their own. The enticing materials invite hands-on exploration, and children move about the room as they find their best place to work. Real-life lessons provide authentic learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time encourage deep concentration, and the freedom to choose work allows students to own their learning. Montessori teachers carefully prepare the classroom environment to foster and encourage curiosity, independence, and freedom within limits, and children can guide themselves through this environment, making use of the lessons offered to develop themselves and interacting with the teacher for guidance and support as needed.

In our classrooms every day, students practice activities in math, language, science, history, geography, and practical life skills. Each day, children and adults honor kindness, compassion, mutual respect, and peace.

By encouraging students to develop the independence and skills necessary to be self-sufficient in their classrooms, we prepare them to venture into the biggest classroom of all. They leave with a true love of learning, standing on an academic and social foundation that will support them throughout their lives.