Maria Montessori

The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
All donations to Columbus Montessori Education Center serve to support our mission to provide a unique education model that launches the potential of each student, empowering them to change the world in ways big and small.

Your contribution is vital to the Center’s ability to deliver a high-quality Montessori education to a diverse population of students from infancy through sixth grade.

Every gift made strengthens the quality of the Center so it can thrive today and flourish tomorrow — for the next generation of children.
Your generosity enables deserving students to receive a Montessori education through financial aid, allows us to invest in our campus and facilities, and to attract high-quality teachers and staff.

Below are some of the ways you can contribute. Thank you for your support!

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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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  • Online

    Make a one-time or recurring online donation. You can also make a pledge to receive reminders throughout the year.
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  • Check or Money Order

    Make a one-time or recurring online donation. You can also make a pledge to receive reminders throughout the year.
  • Matching Gifts

    Increase the value of your gift using your employer’s matching gift program.
  • Planned Giving

    If you are interested in planned giving, please complete our Planned Giving Interest Form.
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  • Volunteer

    If you are interested in volunteering with CMEC contact Alyson Marty.

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Columbus Montessori Education Center is a charitable exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The CMEC federal identification number is 31-1105385

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.