“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are connected with each other...This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things.
— Maria Montessori, To Educate the Human Potential

Our community is rich and varied. The student body of CMA is composed of both boys and girls from age two through age eighteen.  By design, approximately 10% of the student population are special needs children, 10% are gifted children, and 80% of the student population fall within the average range of abilities.

The diversity of the student body is also reflected in the families from which our students come.  The families of CMA are diverse in many ways--education, profession, income, age, race, culture, religion, political beliefs, immigration status and nationality. Though a small community, CMA families and students reflect the wider county, state and country. 


Diversity and Peace Education go hand-in-hand. Maria Montessori was committed to education for world peace, and CMA places a special focus on Peace Education. Our school is an International Peace Site. Each school year is opened with a Peace Rededication Ceremony, to which the entire school community is invited. Younger children process carrying flowers, and the Erdkinder (High School) students each choose a quote about peace that particularly speaks to them, and read it out loud to the whole community.

Peace is a value at the heart of all our community does, both within the classroom and without.