Montessori del Mar Community School
Montessori del Mar Community School is the only Montessori program on the North Coast. We are committed to the Montessori Method, child-centered individualized instruction, and an inclusive and diverse community. Our school is a nonprofit organization and tuition is collected from enrolled families. A key part of our mission is to offer a Montessori education to as many families as possible.
Montessori del Mar has three classrooms: Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary and serves students ages 4-12. The Montessori learning environment is carefully prepared for multi-age students and teachers are viewed as guides, rather than bearers of information. The Montessori framework centers on choice, autonomy, relatedness, and the establishment of a productive and supportive learning community in order to develop competence, self-regulation, independence, and ownership over learning. The Montessori ideals of global citizenship and grace and courtesy guide the community’s behaviors and practices. This is embodied in participation in the Montessori Model UN—an international program that asks students to apply their learning to a global context.
Montessori del Mar Community School is a non-profit independent school providing a full course of instruction for students ages 4-12 five days a week. It was founded in the spring of 2018. The organization is made up of a Board of Directors, working committees, and staff who serve the learning community of MdMCS. Directors and committee members are volunteers and receive no compensation for their efforts on behalf of the school.
Montessori del Mar Learning Center
22850 N. Highway 1
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Director: Chloe Reed