Cambridge Montessori School

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161 Garden St

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 499-0099

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Grades: PK - 8

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 220

Students Per Teacher: 3

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9 Parent Reviews for Cambridge Montessori School

I still think about Cambridge Montessori all the time, years after my experience there, because it was the most positive, loving environment I have ever experienced within a classroom. I was only there for a short time as a teacher's assistant, as an opportunity rose to have my own classroom in another ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/29/15

The school culture is rigid and judgmental, with a culture of pathologizing normal toddler behavior. Some of the things that made us withdraw our 3yo mid-year: In March, a memo forbade parents from speaking to each other at drop-off/pickup. When our son was afraid to use the toilet at school, the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/21/14

Parents are not welcome to be involved in their children's education at Cambridge Montessori School. My child was in the Toddler room this year. When parents raised concerns about school policies the administration (all the way up to the board) either ignored the issues, made empty promises, or tried ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/14/14

Our son started in the toddler room last year, moved up to primary, and was there until April of this year when we withdrew him. We had a truly terrible experience. We found the program to be incredibly rigid in what it allowed kids to do and what it expected of them; I spoke to many other parents ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/13/14

Our kids love going to their school. We joined this community early on and we feel that our children are being seen at CMS for who they are. No cookie-cutter approach, kids are respected with their different personalities, backgrounds, learning styles and different learning paces. Great teachers, they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/10/14

Cambridge Montessori School has serious problems with staff supervision, a culture that has little tolerance for boys and leadership that is woefully underperforming when it comes to oversight, communication and principled business practices. I wish other parents, not just the ones on the Board of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/14

I have four children at the school ranging from ages 5-13. The oldest has been there since the age of 2 and has grown into a poised, intelligent young lady thanks to CMS. The multi-age classrooms meet children where they are in the learning process and give children the opportunity to learn from their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/23/13

Cambridge Montessori School embraced both of my children and placed them at the center of the learning experience. They love going to this school and their CMS experience has taught them to love learning. My second grader interacts with adults gracefully and articulately because of the skills and confidence ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/13

Cambridge Montessori School is a fantastic place for toddlers through grade 9. Kids enjoy a safe and dynamic environment where they become life-long learners at an individual pace that ensures the best retention of every subject. The students are natural leaders and considerate members of society.

Posted by a teacher on 11/15/10

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Cambridge schools — Cambridge Montessori School is located at 161 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138. 161 Garden St is in the 02138 ZIP code in Cambridge, MA Cambridge Montessori School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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