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2021

  • The Silent Auction is Now Open!

    Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Cedar River Montessori during this year's Gala on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM! Our online silent auction is now open, and ticket sales are still open for long-distance supporters!

    Visit our Online Gala Headquarters to purchase tickets or to browse our catalog!

    This year's paddle raise supports the second phase of our 12-Acre Trails and Forest Restoration Project - the southern Riparian Forest and All-Season Accessible Loop Trail! Thank you to our project partners at EarthCorps and King Conservation District!
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  • Outdoor ed students explore some of the smallest creatures on campus

    Early childhood and lower elementary students are learning about zooplankton and phytoplankton in March. These tiny creatures can be found in the Cedar River and in the wetlands on campus, and they play an important role in the aquatic food web. Scientists estimate that phytoplankton provide between 50-80% of all the oxygen on Earth, and plankton are a wonderful part of many aquatic ecosystems. Now is a great time to begin learning about these tiny floating friends! 
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  • Middle School Service Learning

    Recently, our adolescent students had the opportunity to participate in service work on the school campus. Students worked with Mr. Scott to restore the two bridges that children use to cross the stream that cuts across the playground. The middle school students spent their time power washing, sanding, and restoring both playground bridges.

    Service work is compassion made visible. Service allows our students to contribute to and make a positive impact in their community while learning about themselves. At the secondary level, service work is a key part of the Montessori curriculum. By contributing to their community, students learn about the impact they can make, and understand the value in hard work.  

    Thank you to our adolescent community for dedicating their intercession time to refinishing the bridges! Their gifts of time and service are a benefit for the entire community.
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  • Maple Sugaring

    Early Childhood and Lower Elementary students recently embarked on an adventure in maple sugaring! The Sugar Maple is most commonly used in commercial maple sugaring, but here in the Pacific Northwest, we tap Bigleaf Maple trees, which also produce excellent maple syrup. The best weather conditions for maple sugaring, occur in late fall and winter when we have below-freezing temperatures at night and above freezing temperatures during the day. This creates ideal pressure inside the sapwood, that forces sap out of the tree once it is tapped. The best part of this unit? The smells that come from our school kitchen as the sap boils down in to maple syrup!
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  • January is Admissions Season at Cedar River Montessori!

    It's hard to believe, but as we settle into January, we are entering into the heart of our admissions season for 2021-2022! Here is what you need to know about what's coming up this month.

    Virtual Admissions Tours Run Through January

    Be sure to schedule your Virtual Admissions Tour! Get started by submitting your admissions inquiry to create your myCedarRiver account. Virtual Admissions Tours are a required step in our admissions process, and offer an in-depth introduction to our school and programs, and Montessori education. Tours are designed to help you make an informed decision about your child's education. Early Childhood Virtual Tours run on Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Elementary and Middle School Virtual Tours run on Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:00 AM. Register for your tour through your myCedarRiver admissions portal.

    New students applications for 2021-2022 are due by Friday, January 29, 2021.
     

    Important Admissions and Enrollment Events in January

    Virtual Open House - Saturday, January 9, 2021; 10 AM - 12 PM
    Featuring teacher and parent panels, our virtual open house is an opportunity to meet teachers and hear from current parents from all program levels! Full program information and pre-registration information is available on our website.
     
    Program Information Nights - January 25-28, 2021
    Take a deeper dive into Montessori programs, curriculum, and student expectations with teachers from Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School! Meet the teachers, get acquainted with the classrooms, and learn how the Montessori approach continues to support children academically, emotionally, and socially into their adolescence.
     
    Information nights are for adults only (with the exception of Middle School), as these are more in-depth, classroom level meetings. All program information nights will be held virtually via Zoom; click here to pre-register for any of these events.
     
    Early Childhood/Kindergarten (Ages 3-6): Monday, January 25, 2021; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Lower Elementary (Grades 1-3): Tuesday, January 26, 2021; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6): Wednesday, January 27, 2021; 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Middle School (Grades 7-8): Thursday, January 28, 2021; 6:00 - 7:30 PM

    Financial Aid Applications

    The Cedar River Montessori School Board of Directors is dedicated to cultivating a community that intentionally practices diversity, equity, and inclusion. Financial aid offers support to families where needed and provides more equitable access to a Cedar River Montessori education. The CRMS Financial Aid Committee offers aid to students based on school policies, demonstrated financial need and available funds. 
     
    Financial Aid applications for 2021-2022 are now open online, and are due on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. If you have questions about financial aid, please contact Rachel Clements, CRMS Business Officer. Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information and how to apply.
     
    Please reach out to Cedar River Admissions with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in January!
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