Pre-Primary Program
Ages 2 - 3

School Day: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Half Day:      9:00am - 12:00pm

Special Programs:
Art Studio, Music, Natural Science Program



The Pre-Primary work period starts at 9:00am.

It includes work with the Montessori materials with an emphasis on the development of language, motor skills, and socialization. The children also participate in many art, gardening, and special projects and events.

Circle time is at 10:15 followed by recess
in the playground from 11:00-11:30.

Lunch is 11:30-12:00.

Naptime is included for those who stay for the full day.

Except for the beginning and end of day, all times are approximate

Primary Program
Ages 3 - 5

School Day: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Half Day:      9:00am - 12:00pm

Special Programs:
Art Studio, Music Together, Natural Science Program and Sports Program

The Primary school day begins at 9:00am.



From 9:00-11:00, the children engage in their morning work period. This includes individual and group lessons, and self-chosen work using Montessori materials in practical life and sensorial skills, language, math, geography and world culture. Art, music, gardening and special programs and events are important daily enrichments. Snack is available throughout the morning.

Circle time is from 11:00-11:30 followed by recess in the playground from 11:30-12:00.

Lunch is 12:00-12:45.

The afternoon work period begins after lunch and ends at 2:00pm.

Afternoon recess is from 2:00-2:25 with class dismissal at 2:30pm.

Except for the beginning and end of day, all times are approximate


Extended School Program (ESP)

We have a dedicated space available for our Extended School Program.

Extended care is available before school from 7:30am - 9:00am and after school from 2:30pm - 6:00pm.

There is an additional charge for the Extended School Program.
Prepaid discounts available.

Students in the extended school program at CMM


The Academic Year

Corte Madera Montessori follows a standard school year calendar including holidays. Classes generally commence the day after Labor Day and end mid-June. We are closed for a two week Holiday Break, a one week Winter Break, and a one week Spring Break.

Primary Program Summer Sessions

The summer program is comprised of one-week sessions that start in June and end in August. Enrolled Primary students may register for all or some of the sessions. ESP is also available. We are closed during the week of July 4th.
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