There are many reasons to choose Cedar Valley Montessori School for your child. We encourage all families to tour our facility in order to get a feel for the Montessori style of education and our approach to individualized education. A CVMS education is designed to fit each child, rather than expecting the child to fit the program. The proven Montessori approach works with children to instill a natural love of learning that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
Education for the Whole Child
CVMS is Cedar Rapids’ only 5-day-a-week Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten. In keeping with the philosophy of Dr. Montessori, we believe that education nurtures the intellectual, physical, emotional, moral, and spiritual needs of children. The Montessori environment is designed to develop a child’s essential attributes such as curiosity, empathy, creativity, self-discipline, independence, responsibility, leadership, and civility.
Location and Facilities
Located in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids with seven newly remodeled, spacious, natural light-filled classrooms, a large, multi-use indoor atrium and gymnasium, a securely fenced outdoor play area and a state-of-the-art security system. We are centrally located in downtown Cedar Rapids and are easily accessible from I-380.
Qualified Faculty & Staff
Each of CVMS’ five, multi-ages classrooms of 3- to 6-year-olds is guided by an educator who has both a four-year college degree as well as Montessori certification from the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the North American Montessori Center (NAMC). This teacher is also aided by a Montessori-trained Directress and Assistant. Meet our faculty and staff.
Connections & Community
CVMS has been a part of the Cedar Rapids community since 1971. The CVMS school community is a vibrant and inclusive group, bound by a shared commitment to providing children with the best possible early education.
Diversity and Inclusivity
CVMS is a non-denominational school welcoming students of all races, colors, creeds, national origins and family compositions.
Support for Working Families
CVMS offers three full work cycles that incorporate wrap-around childcare for working families.
CVMS is licensed by the State of Iowa for Preschool and Child Care.