Cedar River Montessori is a place where students engage their innate love of learning to realize their potential for social, emotional, and academic growth. Our community teaches independence, responsibility, and peace through care of self, others, and the world around us.
Our staff includes certified teachers and experienced assistants.
12 acres of wetlands, a pasture, and a garden enrich learning.
Amazing parents and a family-like atmosphere bring us together.
Board of Directors
Experience and dedication keep our school on track.
From our llama to our frogs, animals teach us responsibility and more.
Affiliations and Awards
Other people and organizations know this is a special place.
In 1978, Narda Farrell, her husband Bill Farrell, and sister Melissa Baker decided to start a school. Narda realized that traditional education methods were not always successful in meeting the needs of children. Sparked by Maria Montessori's writings, she researched best practices in teaching and learning and chose Montessori. Cedar River Montessori School was founded in 1980-1981 on its present site, chosen for its peaceful location and home-like setting. Throughout its history CRMS has served early childhood and elementary students, and has previously offered middle school.