Located in Lompoc Valley, Santa Barbara County, California, the Children's Montessori School (CMS) is ideally positioned to serve the Lompoc, Vandenberg Village and Vandenberg Air Force areas. CMS also draws families from the Orcutt/Santa Maria and Buellton/ Santa Ynez Valley providing the only school in north Santa Barbara County staffed with Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) trained teachers.
Established in 1981 in classroom space of the First Presbyterian Church, the Children's Montessori School provides an enriched educational environment for children ages 2 through 15 years.
As a non-profit corporation, CMS families raise funds to help keep tuition at an affordable rate, augment classroom materials and projects and support the school's Performing Arts Program that annually produces a Christmas Program and a summer play. The summer play has become a major community event of professional quality lighting, sound, costumes, and choreography that is recorded to produce a DVD of the performance.
The mission of Children's Montessori School is to develop and maintain a Montessori prepared environment in order to enable each child to realize their fullest potential for learning and thereby creating an independent, confident, self-motivated, and contributing member of their community and the world.
This mission is accomplished by:
Trained AMI Montessori guides who adhere to the Montessori principles and are informed of current research on child development.
Showing that all individuals have responsibility toward others and the earth.
Facilitating the involvement of parents, teachers, and students.
Non-discriminatory Policy as to Students
Children's Montessori School recruits and admits students of any sex, religion, race, color, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of sex, religion, race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship/loans/fee waivers, educational programs and/or athletics/extracurricular activities.