At Columbia Montessori School, we pledge to conduct ourselves professionally and personally in ways that will reflect our respect for each other and for the children we serve. We will do whatever is within our talents and capacity to protect the rights of each child to have the freedom and opportunity to develop his or her full potential.

Columbia Montessori School admits children without regard to race, color, religious or national origin.


The philosophy of Columbia Montessori School is based on the traditional Montessori program, which was designed to help young children to develop themselves into independent individuals. We believe that children from a very young age are ready and capable of learning vast amounts of knowledge. Each classroom is a prepared environment and is equipped with Montessori materials appropriate for ages two through first grade. The materials are classified into several different categories:

Practical Life (daily living), Sensorial exercises, Language, Geography and Math Through the use of these materials we hope the children will gain an independence and knowledge which will give them a foundation for success in all their school years.


Time Activity
7:00 - 9:00 Arrival of children to before-class program
9:00 - 10:45 Montessori classes circle time, individual activity work time
10:45 - 11:00 Snack time
11:00 - 11:20 Outdoor play, if weather permits, or story time, games, songs
11:20 - 11:30 Prepare to go home or have lunch at school
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch and play time
12:30 Montessori afternoon classes begin. Younger children who nap prepare for their naps, quiet music and rubbing of backs
2:00 - 2:15 Younger children wake up; snack time for all children
2:15 - 3:00 Outdoor play, if weather permits; stories, games, songs, or continuation of Montessori lessons and work
3:00 - 6:00 After 3:00 class dismissal children can stay in the daycare program until 6:00.


Parent conferences give each parent and teacher an opportunity to partnership for the best interest of the child. Columbia Montessori School believes that by working together we help each child succeed. Parent conferences are held three times during the school year:
October/November       January/February       June