A Natural Place to Learn since 1972

Montessori Country School

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Welcome to Montessori Country School where children, teachers, and parents are all learning together.  For 40 years, we have offered a Montessori education on our beautiful, natural campus on Bainbridge Island. In mixed age classrooms, each developmental phase is supported in all areas of growth: emotional, intellectual, social, and physical.  Our school includes programs for Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, and a full Elementary program for grades one through six.

Our Preprimary program serves children from 18 months to 3 years; our Primary and Elementary programs are designed in three year cycles: 3-6, 6-9, and 9-12.  Following the Montessori Philosophy, our children are allowed to progress at their own pace with the older children in each class serving as mentors and models for the younger students. From this fertile beginning, children develop a lifelong love of learning and a strong sense of themselves as agents of change and compassion in the world.

Our Community

Our Community

The culture of  the MCS community is its greatest strength.  It is a culture of respect, inclusion, warmth, curiosity, acceptance, collaboration, and joyful learning.

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Key Beliefs

Key Beliefs

We believe that early childhood is the foundation for everything that follows. In the first six years of life, children develop beliefs and attitudes about themselves and their place in the world.  They develop confidence and maintain a sense of…

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What’s Happening

What’s Happening

The Senior class returned from three days of outdoor education at natureBridge in Olympic National Park. Not even a swarm of yellow jackets could dampen the spirits of the intrepid crew. They canoed on Lake Crescent, heard stories by firelight,…

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