WELCOME TO CVMS
Chemung Valley Montessori School educates and embraces the whole child. Our focused learning encourages independent thinking. Using proven Montessori methods, our mission is to cultivate independent, curious lifetime learners as we inspire academic excellence and build community. Meaningful before/after and summer programs are available for our students.
Dr. Maria Montessori understood that children have an inherent desire to learn. We foster their curiosity, a driving force in lifelong learning.
At CVMS, cooperation and collaboration are part of our students’ learning process. We foster peer teaching and learning, as well as individual learning.
Through our approach, we cultivate confident learners who acquire the necessary foundation of skills and thirst for understanding that make them self-starters for a lifetime.
We foster respect, kindness, and compassion for every individual and for life itself, in all its forms. Our students learn problem solving and conflict mediation, as well as stewardship of the earth.
The Montessori curriculum includes a wide worldview and a focus on peace. Our diverse student population celebrates many cultures and traditions. Students of all ages participate in service projects locally and globally.
Command of concepts
Children absorb knowledge from their surroundings and from their tireless interest in manipulating materials and ideas.
We help children develop both the ability and the determination to examine all sides of a question and reason thoughtfully.