Elementary Environment

Our Focus Is On Childrens' Education

"The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist". -Maria Montessori

Elementary Environment:  Grades 1-6

Lower Elementary - Grades 1-3

Upper Elementary - Grades 4-6

Canton Montessori School is committed to promoting quality and professional Montessori care to foster the development of basic trust and to assist in the development of the individual personality. These key concepts are the foundation of the CMS program.

Our elementary environments (classrooms) offered from grades one through six,  develop an interest for your child in learning how to learn as well as the content  of that learning, Biology, Geology, History, Mathematics and Language Skills are all emphasized for your child. In addition, emotional and intellectual skills are combined to encourage your child to become a sensitive, self motivated learner.

Your elementary student will be provided with a curriculum rich in academics and interpersonal skills

CMS understands children as social beings that enjoy working individually and in small groups.

Students are encouraged to become creative thinkers and problems solvers.

The integrated approach to learning that CMS practices fosters an awareness of the world at large; past, present and future.

The Canton Montessori School Elementary Curriculum emphasizes:

  • Montessori Certified Elementary Teachers
  • Elementary Educators certified by the State of Ohio
  • Co-curricular classes
  • Observational skills to assess achievement
  • Before School Care

Co-Curricular and Outings


Elementary co-curricular programs include:

  • Studio Arts
  • Musical Theater
  • Physical Education
  • Upper and Lower Elementary Combined Choir

Physical Education consists of partnerships with The First Tee of Canton and Hall of Fame Fitness Center to offer sessions of golf, tennis, swimming and more.

Outings and field trips have included:

  • Canton Players Guild
  • Annual Park Science Day
  • Magical Theater Company
  • Annual Field Day at the Park
  • Stan Hywet Hall
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Cleveland Art Museum
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • The Wilderness Center