Christian Family Montessori School

CFMS Open House

Join us on Saturday, December 10 from 10am-12pm. Tour the school, meet staff and learn more about CFMS and Montessori education.

2023-24 Virtual Tours

The Virtual Tour is an essential step in the application process. Join us for a virtual tour this Fall to learn more about CFMS and Montessori education.

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Welcome

Christian Family Montessori School (CFMS) is an inclusive, affirming school and community committed to providing a high-quality and thoughtful Montessori education – grounded in the principles of inclusivity, equity and social justice. CFMS is committed to creating a diverse educational community that welcomes families with different racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and affirms and welcomes children and families with diverse sexual orientation, gender identities and expression.

Our Mission

We are a diverse community of parents, children, and staff working together to provide an affordable Montessori education where children will be prepared to meet the academic, social, and moral challenges ahead of them and grow in a loving relationship with God through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

Our Values

Kindness: We reflect Christ’s unconditional love of all people.

Curiosity: We nurture independence, self-direction, and joyful learning.

Community: We work together in a welcoming, inclusive, diverse community.

Our Vision

CFMS gives children a foundation in joyful learning, community, faith, and compassion that they will build upon to create a more just and peaceful world.

Accreditations and Associations

The Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) classifies Christian Family Montessori School as an AMI Recognized Montessori School in both the Primary and Elementary levels. AMI Recognized is the highest level of accreditation from AMI, which is designated as our accrediting body by the District of Columbia. All of our lead teachers hold AMI certificates at the appropriate developmental levels as well as advanced degrees.

CFMS is a member of the Washington Small Schools Association: www.smallschools.work