Central Montessori Academy – Toddler, Preschool and Elementary in Northwest Cincinnati
We are an independent Montessori school nurturing and developing young scholars from toddler through sixth grade.
Education at CMA prepares students to successfully further their learning in multiple disciplines, be it Montessori or traditional education. CMA students graduate from 6th grade ready to join any teaching style environment. They will have a sense of self, be able to advocate for themselves, know how to be a part of a community, be able to work with others, know their own learning style, be responsible, respectful, be self-motivated, and continue to love learning.
Continuing with Montessori 7th-12th Grades
Because CMA offers Montessori from preschool through 6th grade, students at CMA have the wonderful opportunity to experience Montessori in an integrated way. After graduation from CMA, there are some 7th-8th and 7th-12th grade Montessori schools in the greater Cincinnati area.
Transitioning To Traditional Classrooms
CMA is licensed by the State of Ohio Department of Early Childhood Education and the State of Ohio Department of Education, as well as meeting the Montessori standards (American Montessori Association). Because CMA stays abreast of Ohio state standards, students are fully academically prepared to transition to non-Montessori environments, if desired.
Although standardized testing is not a focus within our classrooms, our students are exposed to the testing process and are well equipped to succeed academically on tests. Research has shown that children trained in Montessori environment tend to do well on standardized testing. Here are some mainstream media articles to review that support these statements:
- Montessori Teaching Method Pays Off With Improved Test Scores and Discipline
- (PDF) Evaluating Montessori Education – ResearchGate
- Children at Montessori Schools are Better Educated
An educational foundation established at CMA continues to benefit students well into adulthood. Why? Because Montessori education helps individuals reach their full potential.
Glenn Rifkin writes, “When it comes to producing creative business leaders, a Montessori education has proven to be a potent predictor of future success.” Read his article:
Another article to read:
Develop Leaders the Montessori Way
Montessori graduates aren’t limited to succeeding in one discipline; they have succeeded in many areas of life and across diverse career paths, including literature, engineering, art, medicine, politics, and acting.
Watch this video highlighting people behind famous innovations who have benefited from their Montessori experiences: