We believe in a different kind of school.

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  • 37

    Years in Education
    Founded in 1984, we were educational pioneers since the beginning and remain true to our mission. Montessori education is a proven educational method, intentionally designed learning environment with an inclusive community which creates global citizens.
  • 46%

    Minority Student Demographic
    Equity has always been central to our mission - we are diverse by design.
  • 36%

    Diversity in Our Staff
    It matters to be able to see staff that is just like you; diversity in our staff is just as important as important as our children. 
  • 25%

    Tuition-Free
    It is our priority to make this education accessible to all learners
  • 65%

    of Offset Tuition
    Balancing educational excellence, equity, and sustainability by increasing the ability for a more diverse student demographic
  • 20K ft2

    Huntington Playground
    Funded by Huntington Bank in 1993, our playground was the first in the area to be accessible for children with physical challenges. It is one of the largest school playgrounds in the area and gives the opportunity for our children to enjoy this nature-inspired playground during their outside time.
  • 3 yrs

    With the Same Teachers
    Montessori philosophy stresses the importance of a three-year cycle, believing that the full potential of the child is reached after three years in the same environment with the same teacher.
  • 210

    Unique Families
    Our community serves all of central Ohio, providing infant through 6th grade care and schooling. Our families are as unique as our education model.

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As part of our Covid-19 safety measures to keep our CMEC community and visitors safe, students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year will have a virtual admissions process. 

Applications are accepted year-round for all programs. We currently have waiting lists in several programs and encourage applications year-round to ensure the earliest possible enrollment date for your child.

If openings are not immediately available, you will be placed on a wait list. The wait lists vary for each program during the academic year.

Summer programs are available to families enrolled in the current or upcoming school years.

Columbus Montessori Education Center

Montessori is an innovative, child-centered approach to education, developed a century ago by a woman ahead of her time.

CMEC provides a high quality Montessori education to a diverse community of learners ages 6 weeks to 6th grade; empowering them to change the world in ways big and small.