• THE PRE-PRIMARY CLASSROOM (Ages 1.9-3 years)
  • THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM (Ages 2.9-7 years)
  • KINDERGARTEN/K.5
  • EARLY AND LATE CARE
  • EXTRA CURRICULUM

THE PRE-PRIMARY CLASSROOM (Ages 1.9-3 years)

"My kid seems to be thriving, growing more confident, and making nice friends. Really feels like a family which is so important."
- CMS parent

In our pre-primary classroom, youngsters are able to develop social connections with both peers and teachers. Our youngest students are nurtured as they gain independence in every area of the classroom. Through encouraging activities and conversation modeling, pre-primary children develop speech and interpersonal bonds. The classroom materials in the pre-primary classroom are designed to meet the needs of children operating at various stages of development in our mixed-age, family like classroom.
Offerings
  • Children must be two (2) years old by December 1 to be in the Pre-Primary Classroom
  • 5-Day or 3-Day (MWF)
  • Full Day Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Half Day Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Extended day options

Providing child-centered and authentic Montessori learning
for families with children (nursery/toddler, preschool and kindergarten)
in Concord and surrounding towns.


THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM (Ages 2.9-7 years)

"My child rushes me out the door and cheers when we pull into the parking lot on school days. He's grown socially in ways I couldn't have imagined. He has clearly been supported and loved during his days at CMS."
- CMS parent

The materials in our Primary classrooms are designed to meet the needs of children operating at various levels of development - between the ages of three and six years. Every child is encouraged to function independently at his or her own developmental rate while they are exposed to areas that enhance independent thought and creativity, at increasing levels of complexity. In this environment, children have the opportunity to develop academically, socially and emotionally-to their full potential. Read more about the areas of the classroom here.
Offerings
  • Children must be three (3) years old by December 1 to be in the Primary Classroom
  • 5-Day Program
  • Full Day Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Half Day Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Extended day options

Providing child-centered and authentic Montessori learning
for families with children (nursery/toddler, preschool and kindergarten)
in Concord and surrounding towns.


KINDERGARTEN/K.5

"Our child's transition to 1st grade was seamless. Because of the social skills he gained at Concord Montessori, he integrated and was able to make friends very easily and quickly. Because of the academic skills he gained at Concord Montessori, he has no trouble keeping pace and understands what is expected of him. He was older so the adjustment to a bigger school wasn't as overwhelming for him. And he had further developed academic and social skills that helped ease the transition. I cannot say enough good things about our experience at CMS."
- Adrienne, CMS parent

Unlike other kindergarten experiences, it is during this final year in the Primary classroom (the traditional kindergarten year) that everything comes to fruition for your child. Reading, writing and mathematical understanding blossom from the many seeds that were planted in the previous two years. Many of the activities are child-inspired projects that integrate research, reading, writing, the sciences, and math. The child leaves the program with a strong set of academic and social skills; but, far more importantly, with the attitude that learning and working with others is fun, exciting and boundless.
Offerings
  • Children in our Kindergarten program are in their final year of Primary. Our K.5 program welcomes children who need more time in a Montessori environment before first grade, although they may be eligible for Grade 1.
  • 5-Day Program
  • Full Day Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Extended day options



Providing child-centered and authentic Montessori learning
for families with children (nursery/toddler, preschool and kindergarten)
in Concord and surrounding towns.


EARLY AND LATE CARE

"The environment creates an atmosphere that makes my child feel secure and confident in himself, which helps him to thrive emotionally, socially and academically."
- CMS parent

In before and after school care, the children enjoy creative and social time. They create art or work with a variety of building materials or games. A teacher is there to guide them and is often asked by the children to read or tell stories. Beyond 3pm, the children have a snack and, weather permitting, go outdoors for ample playtime. Children manage best when their school hours are regular, so we encourage families who need the extended time to enroll their child for the school year. We have limited places for before and after school hours and these children are guaranteed places. The remaining spots are available first come, first served and need to be scheduled in advance.

Providing child-centered and authentic Montessori learning
for families with children (nursery/toddler, preschool and kindergarten)
in Concord and surrounding towns.


EXTRA CURRICULUM

"CMS is an excellent community of committed teachers and administrators who are truly dedicated to a wholesome Montessori education for all students."
- CMS parent

Nature program
Our naturalist offers the children an opportunity to interact with nature, animals, and consider their role in caring for the earth and its creatures.
Chinese/Spanish Lesson
Dr. Montessori described preschool age as the "sensitive period" for language acquisition. Children participate in Chinese lessons and songs weekly to exercise this part of their capable young minds.
Art Class
Our art teacher offers the children an opportunity to express themselves creatively through thoughtful, fun and sensorial art projects.
Music
Our music teacher engages the children in song, percussion and rhythm exercises.

Providing child-centered and authentic Montessori learning
for families with children (nursery/toddler, preschool and kindergarten)
in Concord and surrounding towns.