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Parents as Partners

MCS parents and staff are partners in the journey of supporting the children on their path to becoming.  We hold a common bond in our commitment to the values and goals of an excellent Montessori education. Together, we work to support the children and families that make up our community.

In this setting, close bonds are formed between families, students, and the staff.  Respect for one another is at the heart of all we do. Our community is founded on the of values respect, inclusion, honesty, and a commitment to being an active participant in the community.

The items below outline ways in which we encourage participation and partnership at MCS.

In the words of our parents

The Montessori Country School is the most loving, nurturing and enriching educational experience your child may ever have.   The teachers and the administrators are all infused with a spirit of caring that is amazing.   Our daughter, now in second grade, and our son in his second year of preschool have flourished and grown in confidence socially and intellectually.  MCS has given them a foundation for life and learning that will serve them all their lives.  We love this school.

                                                                                                    C.G. MCS Parent

So it’s Jan 1st of a Christmas break filled with fun, gifts, grandparents and adventures and how does the day start?  With my kindergartner asking, “Is it a school day? Why is it not a school day? When is it going to be a school day?  I want everyday to be a school day!”

                                                                                                     C.F. MCS Parent

Country School an amazing place where children learn about kindness toward one another, respect for the earth, and their ability to make a difference in the world. At MCS, I’ve seen my son experience a real love of learning and I believe it is the best place to begin a child’s education.

                                                                                                  P.Mc. MCS Parent

Here are my thoughts about THE GREATEST PRESCHOOL EVER IN THE WHOLE WORLD: Just briefly, the biggest thing I remember experiencing on a deeply emotional and tangibly physical level was that with all the bustle and the worry about the latest thing for kids, the tone at MCS was always that there is time.  There is enough time, and in fact it is important to make enough time, for the kids to come to understanding on their own path, with gentle guidance.

                                                                                     M.Mc. MCS Alum Parent

There are dreams you have for your children that, while you know they are impossible, you nevertheless create in a little fantasy world. For me, one of those dreams was the perfect school – a safe, sweet place in the world where learning was fun and flowers abound.  Where teachers cared so much for their students that their hug was almost (but of course not quite) as good as mine in healing a playground bruise.  A place where there was true joy at the beginning of the school year and profound sadness when the year ended.  Where there was singing, laughter, and certain magic in a book, in a letter, in an art project.  A place where my kids would hold a teachers hand and wave good-bye to me in the mornings and run into my arms in the afternoon filled with stories of the absolutely amazing things that were discovered about the world in my absence.

There are a lot of dreams you learn to let go of but, thanks to the Montessori Country School, and the absolutely amazing, loving, and thoughtful staff –  this little dream of mine becomes a reality for me and for my children every day, five days a week.  I have so cherished the time we have had with the school and as our first child prepares to “graduate” – we know that wherever she goes and whatever she does, this has been a treasured time for her and her earliest memories of school will be as close to perfect as – well – as we could have dreamed of.  Our sincere gratitude to the teachers and administration at MCS.

                                                                                                 J.B. MCS Parent

Montessori Country School is a wonderful school where the love of learning grows.  At Country School children explore many cultures around the world.  Your child will discover many new voices and make new friends.  I am how in 4thgrade and I am still in touch with my Country School friends and will still remember our special time at Montessori Country School.”

                                                         E.D. MCS Alum Student, Grade 4 Wilkes