The students establish their own Code of Civility each year, and the Guides and Administration assist them in adhering to their code. Students own up to errors or problems, but are then able to move on, and use those as experience.
This is an excellent school with over thirty years of producing quality students that excel in the transition to both public and private high schools. They have an excellent student-to-teacher ratio, well trained AMI Certified staff, and the school sits on a marvelous 13 acre campus with an active stream, student maintained crops and chickens.
All toddler, primary, lower and upper elementary teachers are required to be certified by Association Montessori International standards. There are many teachers and some assistants with teaching certificates and public school experience.
Homework is not done on a routine basis until the student reaches middle school. However, there are special assignments, such as researching desired topics and writing a paper or presenting a presentation in the child's area of desire.
The teacher to student ratio fits the Association Montessori Internationale standards. Adolescent guides are highly specialized in math, science, and humanities. The atmosphere is one of diversity, kindness, and academic progressiveness.
Our one year there showed how little administrators cared about parents, teachers or kids in the middle school. A disservice to all that Maria Montessori stood for. Shame. Luckily, there is far better in lex now.
My children have attended Community Montessori they were 3. My oldest daughter is in the 6th grade and scored above the 90th percentile on her standardized tests. My second daughter hasn't taken her standardized test yet, but I expect similar results. I believe in the power of a Montessori education and would encourage anyone interested to come to CMS and observe the classroom. I think you will find that the staff and teachers truely care and are passionate about providing a quality Montessori education.