Central Montessori Academy is a non-profit, independent Montessori school licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Early Childhood Education and the State of Ohio Department of Education. CMA is licensed to serve preschoolers and chartered to serve children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 (six). With a strong commitment to providing children with the highest quality education, there is a Montessori-certified educator in every classroom.
CMA operates 5 days a week, August through June, and also offers extended day programs.
It is CMA's policy that staff member/child ratios must be maintained at all times. The present staff/child ratios are as follows:
1:12 for Pre-Primary (Preschool and Kindergarten)
1:18 for Elementary Grades
Testing and Progress Reports...
CMA does not administer standardized tests until the student's 2nd grade year, however, regular progress reports are given to parents throughout the school year for all ages. Progress may be reported in the form of written report cards, parent-teacher conferences, phone calls or email.
On standardized tests, children who began in our program as Montessori preschoolers consistently have scores in the top 15% of students nationwide.
Our students' success goes well beyond the tests, as they often take on leadership roles in their junior high years and frequently return to CMA to perform community service.
At CMA, there is an active Education Committee consisting of parents, teachers and administrators who regularly review CMA's education programs and student evaluation procedures. With the goal of continuous improvement, the Education Committee makes recommendations to the CMA Board of Trustees. The Education Committee then implements changes designed to assure the superior quality of the Central Montessori Academy learning experience.
Central Montessori Academy recruits and admits students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships/loans/fee waivers, educational programs, and athletics/extracurricular activities. In addition, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency-ordered, or public school district-initiated, desegregation.
Central Montessori Academy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, or veteran status.