Discovering MCMS

Elementary students work on a pin map.

Madison Community Montessori School was founded as a non-profit, AMI accredited school (Association Montessori Internationale) and has served families from the greater Madison area since 1972.  Throughout the years our goal has been to provide the very best in Montessori education.

We now enroll approximately 140 students in our Toddler Community (12 - 36 months), three Children's House classrooms (3 - 6 years), two Lower Elementary classrooms (6 - 9 years), one Upper Elementary classroom (9 - 12 years), and one Adolescent classroom (12 - 14 years). In addition, we offer programs for before and after school care.

Philosophy & Mission

We view the Montessori approach to education as a true "aid to life" where each child is given freedom with limitations, in a structured, prepared environment, to experience the joys of learning and to discover his/her own potential.

For a general overview of Montessori education, see our overview of the Montessori Method.

Mission Statement

The mission of Madison Community Montessori School (MCMS) is to foster education and learning consistent with the writings and teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori and recognized by Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).  MCMS provides specially prepared environments that encourage each child to participate freely in activities suited to his/her individual level of capability and interest.  Our beautiful environments allow each child to become an orderly, integrated person with self-esteem and a strong love of learning.  MCMS strives to foster a cooperative, peaceful and non-competitive atmosphere, while promoting the development of strong moral character and human values.

"Independence is a necessity if the child's drive to develop is to be realized."-  Maria Montessori, Childhood to Adolescence