mdmcs non-profit

Our Organization

Montessori del Mar Community School is a non-profit independent school.  It was founded in the spring of 2018.  The organization is made up of a Board of Directors, working committees, and staff, and serves the learning community of MDMCS. 

Fundraising & Donations

Through donations and fundraising, MdMCS provides opportunities for reduced tuition families, expanded programming, staff development, and enrichment for students in areas like music, art and language. MdMCS accepts donations from MdM families and the North Coast community and holds many fundraising events throughout the year.  For more information on fundraising and donations, speak to any MdMCS Director or mail donations here: MdMCS-Donations, PO Box 1831, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 OR click on the button below ...


MdMCS operates as an independent Montessori school providing full-time instruction in all content areas. It also runs a Nutrition Education Program at Monday-Thursday at the school.   Families who participate in the all organic and vegetarian meal program pay a fee which covers the costs of food and the chefs. MdMCS also provides an Extended Day Program for registered families for an additional fee.  

In 2020, we added the Montessori Inspired Independent Study program to our offerings. This program integrates Montessori principles with independent study practices. Our independent study program is designed for families wishing to guide their child's learning at home with the support of an MdMCS teacher, the structure of MdMCS provided curriculum, and the resources of the MdMCS learning community. This is a separate program from our classroom based program and has its own designated teacher.

Board of Directors' Meetings

The MdMCS Board of Directors meet monthly.  Meeting dates, agendas, and minutes are announced/shared via email and this website. 

mdmcs board of directors

MdMCS Directors:

  • Justine Lemos, President & Promotions/Social Media

  • Havana Davidson, Member

  • Zoe Bachelor-Sheppard, SPC & Promotions/Design

  • Rebecca Yaffe Mayes, Member

  • Elika Freeman, Fundraising Chair

MdMCS Board meets monthly

The MdMCS Board of Directors has 5 to 9 Director seats. Officer positions include President, Treasurer, and Secretary. There also several committee chairs and Site Planning Council representatives. Directors are volunteers and receive no compensation for their efforts on behalf of the school.

MdMCS meetings are an opportunity for parents and the public to observe and participate in the leadership workings of the school and keep up to date on school operations and policies.  It is the responsibility of the MdMCS Directors to advise the Executive Director on programming, staff and operations, as well as to enact policies and encourage practices that maintain the vision and values of Montessori del Mar Community School and its learning community. 

The Montessori del Mar Community School Board of Directors meets monthly.  The meetings are announced by email by the Board President, in weekly Director's Updates, and on this website. Agendas are sent out the day before by email and posted on this website. Meetings are open to the public and there is opportunity for public comment.