Coquitlam Montessori Society

“One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child.”
Maria Montessori

Montessori Education

The Montessori philosophy places an emphasis on individual student choice in learning and a balance between whole class lessons and individual lessons.


You won’t find the customary rows of school desks; children work at tables or on the floor, rolling out mats

Multi-Age Groupings


Younger children learn from older children; older children reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they mastered.



The Montessori teacher prepares a classroom environment with materials and activities that entice her students to learn.

Learning Materials


Students work with specially designed materials, manipulating and investigating until they master the lesson inside.



We have at least one parent representative in each school to act as liaison between the school and the CMS.

Caring Community


Members address each other respectfully and in modulated tones. There are no raised voices; no rude or hurtful behaviour.

Elementary Schools
Middle Schools

We are BC`s Largest Montessori Society

"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."
Maria Montessori

NBA MVP Stephen Curry: “Montessori helped me become the person I am today.”

Attention Parents and Dreamers

Montessori education is changing the way the world educate our children. Join us today and be part of the change. Your donation goes directly to supporting the success of 1000 Montessori students by:

  1. Building more Classrooms
  2. Teacher Training
  3. Purchasing of New and Replacement Equipment and Furniture for Classrooms
  4. Subsidize Middle School Camp