20 years ago, Ms. Mary rivers and Ms. Karen Mantei created Countryside Montessori Charter School. CMCS became Pasco County’s only public Charter Montessori school. Established in August 2002, we currently serve over 300 students in grades 1 through 8. We are a non-profit, independent, tuition-free Montessori school of choice.
Our primary focus is to offer a challenging. World class Montessori curriculum that engages and prepares children for life-long learning in a safe and diverse collaborative community. CMCS is also deeply committed to peace and environmental education as a fundamental expression of our school’s core values and community responsibilities. CMCS ranks in the top of the staff in all academic areas based on the most current FSA scores.