Family-Centered Education

Grounded in Authentic Montessori Philosophy

Learn About Montessori

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Family-Centered Education

Grounded in Authentic Montessori Philosophy

Learn About Montessori

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Educating The Whole Child In An Authentic Montessori Environment

Cedar Valley Montessori School exists to help children from age two through six grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually in an environment that emphasizes individualized learning and respect. CVMS programs are structured to create thoughtful, independent and confident learners who have respect for themselves and the world around them.

Academic Programs

CVMS offers a variety of individualized learning options for preschool and Kindergarten children ages 2- to 6-years-old.

What is Montessori?

The Montessori Method is structured to work with the developmental instincts of each child and encourages the child’s growth as a whole individual.

Admission FAQs

We encourage all families to tour our facility in order to get a feel for the Montessori Method and our approach to individualized education.

Summer Programs

The Summer Program consists of weekly themes and weekly off-site excursions to cultural and social sites throughout the Corridor.

Studio Programs

CVMS is proud to offer additional co-curricular programing that complements the Montessori teaching philosophy.

The History of CVMS

CVMS was founded in 1971 by a group of Cedar Rapids parents seeking a high-quality preschool education for their children.

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Why Montessori?

A CVMS education is designed to fit each child, rather than expecting the child to fit the program.

CVMS teachers embrace the whole child, not just in academics, but also through emotional stability and growth, extracurricular options, and flexibility for families.

Samantha Dahlby, Parent

My goal as a parent is to raise kind, compassionate, and socially conscious adults who will be able to navigate our ever-changing world more easily. CVMS helped me begin to do that by encouraging my children's natural eagerness to learn and be helpful.

Tisha Ritter, Parent

Hands down, CVMS is the most welcoming and engaging school in the Corridor to prepare your children for their life adventure.

Jon Thompson, Parent