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.