CVMS QUICK FACTS
Status: Private, non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)3
Year founded: 1971 – Cedar Rapids’ first Montessori school
Licensure: State of Iowa
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids, IA at:
145 Transit Way SE – Unit 1, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Ages served: 2 to 6 year olds
Student/Teacher Ratio average: 12/1
Calendar: CVMS follows the Cedar Rapids School District calendar for holidays and spring break.
Toddler Program: 2 year olds – Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Preschool Program: 3 to 6 year olds. Children who turn 3 before September 15th are eligible for enrollment. Those with later birthdays are eligible for enrollment the following year. - Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Extended day classes: 4 to 6 year olds – Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Childcare: Wrap around daycare is available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Teachers : All lead teachers are Montessori certified and have college degrees.
Our facility, newly remodeled in 2010, includes;
- five spacious, natural light-filled classrooms
- childcare facilities
- a nap room
- two multi-purpose enrichment classrooms
- an indoor gymnasium
- a large, multi-use atrium with Peace Garden
- a Children’s Library for student use
- a securely fenced outdoor play area
- a state of the art security system
Admission: Admission begins with re-enrollment of current students, followed by their siblings, school alumni and then those on a waiting list. CVMS welcomes people of all races, colors, creeds, origins and family compositions.