Welcome to Cedar River Montessori!
This is a remarkable school. We have been practicing Montessori for over thirty-five years. We are staffed by a wonderful group of well-trained professionals who are dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and the magical experience it provides for our students. Our 12 acre campus is about as close as you can get to the ideal that Dr. Montessori envisioned. Our families are a family in and of themselves. We are a whole learning community – students, staff, and parents – all engaged in growing and learning together.
We are also engaging in a process of self-reflection and development as an organization. Our board of directors is developing a strategic plan based on the concept of The 12 Acre Classroom, exploring all the ways we can take advantage of our facility to amplify learning and understanding the world around us. We are beginning the process of accreditation with the American Montessori Society, joining 6 other schools in Washington state at that high level of professional acknowledgement. We are participating in the Early Achievers program and are leaders in helping the state and the Montessori community work together to ensure high quality early childhood education in the state. We are doing these things because we believe that we, as an organization, must be engaged in continual self-reflection and learning, especially if we expect that of our students.
The exceptional elements of what we do are too numerous to mention here, so please peruse our website. Then schedule an admissions tour, or come to our Open House in January to look a little closer. We also recommend that you learn a little more about Maria Montessori and the Montessori philosophy if you are not already familiar. When you are ready, give us a call to talk about how your child can be a part of this educational experience.
We look forward to meeting you!
Erin Karnofski, Head of School