Accreditation Update

As you may have heard, MCS has been on a years-long process to attain American Montessori Society (AMS) accreditation. We are happy to report that we are now finalizing our “self-study” to be submitted in May.  This 151-page report covering all aspects of the school is a collaborative effort by the Accreditation Committee, comprised of parents, staff and board members.    

Please see our Accreditation Info page to learn more about the process and see a timeline.

According to AMS, some benefits of achieving accreditation include: 

  • Our school community will experience deepened levels of commitment to the institution and one another.
  • We can be confident that our school meets and can sustain the rigorous standards of excellence recognized by Montessori educators worldwide.
  • We will gain an internationally recognized credential to leverage as we market our school as one that exemplifies Montessori education at its best.
  • We will be set solidly on a path of ongoing self-evaluation, professional development, improvement and quality assurance. 
  • We will be modeling the Montessori ideal of a lifelong learner—one who voluntarily engages in self-reflection, ongoing pursuit of knowledge, and improvement.

The AMS Accreditation process has really been a school-wide effort, and will continue to be one, as we all work together toward this goal! Thank you for your support, and please let us know if you have any questions.

Linda Waterman and Courtney Scott Olmsted
Accreditation Chairs

And the Accreditation Committee

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