Fostering a love of learning

Discovering the world through joyful inquiry

Supporting families in the West Sound region

Offering an authentic Montessori education

Educating "Citizens of the World"

Celebrating Community, Honoring Individuality

Welcome to Montessori Country School where children, teachers, and parents are all learning together. For over 40 years, we have offered a Montessori education on our beautiful, natural campus on Bainbridge Island. In mixed age classrooms, each developmental phase is supported in all areas of growth: emotional, intellectual, social, and physical. Our school offers a comprehensive Montessori program serving Parents & Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Kindergartners, and a full Elementary program for grades one through six.


Our Programs


Birth to 18 months

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18 months to 3 years

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3 to 6 years

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MCS at a glance

Primary (3)

Founded in 1972

122 enrolled students

18 staff members

4.5 acre campus on beautiful Bainbridge Island

Tuition range: $160-$1,428/month

Interested in our programs?

Parents may schedule a visit the campus and classrooms and experience how we learn together.

Key Beliefs

We believe that early childhood is the foundation for everything that follows. In the first six years of life, children develop beliefs and attitudes about themselves and their place in the world.  They develop confidence and maintain a sense of wonder, and curiosity when they are in an environment that respects their individuality and their limitless capacity as learners.

Our Parents – Our Partners

The culture of the MCS community is its greatest strength.  It is a culture of respect, inclusion, warmth, curiosity, acceptance, collaboration, and joyful learning.

A glimpse into life at MCS

MCS offers vibrant and engaging experiences for students and parents alike. Find out more about our community events, school activities, and experiences of Country School children and families.

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