Cedar Tree’s Mission is to cultivate a passion for learning, advance academic skills, and promote peace and global awareness in a nurturing community.


Core Value: Academic Excellence

By teaching children in small groups or individually, students naturally accelerate their learning. Research shows that children who complete a six year curriculum at a Montessori elementary school are typically two to three years beyond their public school peers academically.

Core Value: Independence

The Montessori environment provides a sequence of developmentally appropriate academic and social experiences in which children naturally build their confidence and academics through increasing levels of freedom with responsibility. Children explore their own interests through independent projects several times a year.

Core Value: Community

Cedar Tree values and encourages community. We provide opportunities for parents to volunteer in school, to gather for monthly social or school events, to congregate at drop off and pick up times and to easily communicate with teachers and staff.

Core Value: Diversity

Multi-age classrooms build the expectation that differences between children are normal.  We also have a number of children from nontraditional families. Cedar Tree embraces families of any race, national or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation.  Family members are invited to come and share their cultural background and family history.

Core Value: Cooperation

Cedar Tree staff teaches and models peaceful problem solving skills. We assist children with language to resolve conflicts both in the classroom and on the playground. Children take care of the classroom environment, consider the impact of their words and actions on others and frequently collaborate or help one another.

Core Value: Global Perspective

Our school seeks to reduce its environmental impact by recycling, reusing materials and cleaning with green products. Children participate in public service projects. We emphasize respect for nature and humanity as we share our planet’s resources.