Purpose & Philosophy

About Us

Cornerstone Montessori School was founded in March of 1983, with the goal of providing children with the most nurturing Montessori education available. Cornerstone Montessori School is a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory private school located in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado, twenty minutes west of Denver. Our one-acre campus consists of three log buildings in a community which supports wide open natural space with limited development. Our children enjoy beautiful, natural surroundings with an abundance of wildlife and opportunities for outdoor experiences.

Cornerstone Montessori School is a year round facility, offering programs for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Summer Camp. Cornerstone Montessori School is licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services to care for 130 children, ages 2-1/2 through 6 years during the academic school year (September through May), and children ages 2-1/2 through 15 during Summer Camp (June through August), and 10 Toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old on a year-round basis. Our school is recognized by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).

Our Purpose

Cornerstone Montessori School's purpose is to provide quality Early Childhood Education (ECE) utilizing the Montessori method. Children in a Montessori environment learn through active discovery rather than through passive reception. All of our teachers have received specialized training in the Montessori method, which includes teachings, observations, and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, as well as training in ECE. Our staff commits to each family enrolled in the school to support the discovery and development of the greatest potential within each child.

Our Mission

To create an environment, that cares for and educates young children, by nurturing the independence of self through respect, peace, and the teachings of Maria Montessori.

Our Vision

We, the staff of Cornerstone Montessori School, follow the teachings of Maria Montessori by embracing the uniqueness and potential of each child and member of our community. We promise to foster an environment which nurtures the development of compassion, imagination, respect, trust, honesty, kindness, and independence of every child. Our commitment is to support the development of children in a loving, joyful, safe environment, which requires us to be prepared, present, whole and accountable

Cornerstone Montessori School is a year-round facility and operates from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We offer half day (8:00 a.m. - Noon), full day (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and extended day (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) Preschool Programs for children ages 3 - 5 years, and full day and extended day programs for Toddlers (ages 18 months- 3 years) and Kindergarteners (ages 5-6 years).

For more information, please click on the applicable topic on our menu. We also invite you to contact us either by email at cms83@cornerstonemontessori.net  or by phone at 303-277-0245

Thank you for your interest in Cornerstone Montessori School.