Welcome to Columbia Montessori School



At Columbia Montessori School we encourage children to respect themselves, each other and the environment. They focus on building self confidence and developing practical life skills. Our parents love the everyday work environment, the healthy menu and balanced approach to structured and individual learning time. Hands-on experiences such as composting and planting a garden make a lasting impression and help children connect with their food and the environment. Read More…





Recent Events:

logboat2 Friends and Families,

Come out to LogBoat Brewing Company on Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:00-10:00 PM. Logboat has agreed to donate 10% of proceeds for the day to Columbia Montessori School!

We will have a food truck, Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co http://www.ozarkmountainbiscuits.com/ onsite from 4:30-8:00!

There will be a Bingo Night from 7:00-8:30 to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.

logboat There are lots of ways to participate. Kids are welcome, so bring your family for dinner or if you want a night out, CMS Teachers are offering a Parents Night Out from 6-8 for $20 per family. Please sign up in your classroom if you are interested.

Invite friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to this great community event.

See you there!




Columbia Montessori School had the chance this weekend to have a table at Tiger Family Fun Fest! This was an excellent opportunity to spread the word about Montessori and our school. We had samples of Montessori works and advertisements for our November 7th Book Sale. CMS Teachers got to meet potential new families and had a blast face painting! It was great to see some of our students and families at this community event. We will be having a table at the next Tiger Family Fun Fest in April 16th, 2016!

Columbia Montessori School’s philosophy stems from the world-renown physician and child development pioneer, Maria Montessori. She believed every child is primarily self-motivated to learn and is therefore primarily self-taught. Our goal as a school is to help children develop a love of learning and a sense of responsible independence. These skills will be carried throughout their lives.

Founded as a Parent Governed school in 1967, we view education as a partnership between parents, children, teachers, and our community. As a not-for-profit organization, our focus is on our children and their early development.

The Columbia Montessori School is a licensed Child Care Facility for all children between the ages of 4 weeks through 6 years.


“It is true we cannot make a genius, we can only give each individual the chance to fulfill potential to become an independent, secure and balanced human being.” Maria Montessori