Cedar River Montessori School fosters the innate curiosity of the child, presenting learning experiences that cultivate independent, creative thinkers who continuously build their understanding of themselves and the world around them.
We are excited to announce that registration for our 2023-24 admissions season events is now open! If you would like to learn more about Cedar River Montessori's Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Programs, please submit an admissions inquiry through our website. Our admissions events will open in October, and the new student application deadline for 2023-24 will be January 31, 2023.
Please visit Admissions for more information about the process, financial aid, tuition, and more.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family this fall!
The first day of this school year felt like the most "average" first day of school in several years. That's a huge accomplishment, and so much gratitude to everyone who got us here. Thank you to all the staff for their hard work preparing for these moments. Thank you to all the parents and family members for trusting us with your children. And thank you to all the students for bringing your whole selves to our school.
I don't know how each of you felt at the end of the day, but I went home tired and happy. It's going to be a great year.
I want to share some Values stories from the first few days of children on campus:
Interconnection when students learned they had new "name twins" at school (Emelia/Emmy and Emelia/Emmy, Rose and Rose). It was in the older siblings who walked their younger siblings to class, and greeted them enthusiastically at the end of the day. There was so much Joy in these interconnections!
Advocacy for a new upper elementary student when a teacher noticed them sitting alone and asked some returning students to invite the new student to the table. The returning students welcomed this responsibility with enthusiasm and were intentionally inclusive.
Respect for the emotions and sensitivities of young children as they entered our school building for the first time. Many of these children are having their first school experience and are full of strong emotions. The adults and the children were so understanding of those who are having a hard time.
And joy. That was everywhere. It was in the music that Benny created on the drum. It was in EC 1's freeze dance at dismissal. In the children's laughter and shouts and giggles. It was in the exchanges between teachers who found humor in the things that went sideways. It was in everyone's smiles and warm greetings.
What stories can you share with our community? How do our school values show up in these stories?
A new admissions event for prospective new families!
Do you have questions for our faculty about our Montessori programs from early childhood through early adolescence? Would you like to hear directly from current and alumni parents about their experiences at Cedar River?
Join us on Zoom for Q&A sessions with our faculty and our current and alumni parents!
Register from your myCedarRiver admissions checklist.
Parents of rising and prospective Upper Elementary (grades 4-6) students are welcome to join our Upper Elementary Information Night! Come meet the upper elementary staff and learn all about upper elementary student experiences at Cedar River Montessori!
The staff and environment blend so well, I wish I had this when I was younger!
Cedar River Parent
"This is our first year at Cedar River Montessori and we love it... even in the midst of a pandemic! We can tell our 3-year old is thriving by the way he talks about his classroom and teachers and by the huge smile on his face when pick him up in the afternoon. His teachers are supportive, creative, and keep open lines of communication."
I really feel like I stand out at [high] school academically and have a deeper understanding of the world than my classmates, and I am very grateful for that.
I am an ICU nurse and I always want to know how and why things work the way they do, which is a huge part of my role in the ICU. I feel CRMS gave me the tools and the drive to ask questions and never stop learning.