About Us


Dr. Maria Montessori

The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.
In many ways, our campus embodies Maria Montessori’s vision of the perfect setting for a Montessori school, presenting many opportunities for students and staff to develop meaningful connections with the natural world while working and learning in our forest and wetlands, in our pollinator and vegetable gardens and with our pasture animals.

Our campus’s power of place and capacity for connecting
students to nature has long been apparent to those associated with our school’s location. As recorded in a 1977 King County, WA permitting document (before the establishment of CRMS at the site):
The 16 acre facility will be used to increase the young child’s awareness of the natural environment. A variety of animals will be observed and utilized in our outdoor program. An outdoor swimming pool will be used during the summer months to provide a well balanced PE program and introduction to water safety.

12 Acre Campus

Today this power of place informs the development of the 12 Acre Classroom as we work to ecologically restore our forest and wetlands to increase outdoor educational opportunities for our students, and to
steward health of our ecosystem and the Cedar River watershed. Our students connect with the outdoors daily. Learning about nature helps students grow to care about and to advocate for our natural world, at a pivotal time.

Our campus is located between rural landscape and ever increasing suburban development, next to the Cedar River and its endangered salmon runs. Our students have the daily real world opportunity to learn about stewardship of the land and water in a changing world.