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What is Montessori?

Montessori is a method generally known as a self-directed approach of learning using a set of materials that are by nature self-correcting. The teacher observes and then directs or leads the child rather than merely instructing. The child not only learns concepts in reading or math, for instance, but more importantly learns how to learn, thus establishing a foundation that lasts a lifetime.

Compass Montessori School of Federal Way

Compass Montessori School (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

Compass Montessori School of Federal Way (CMS) is a progressive Montessori preschool located in Federal Way, Washington. We are affiliated with the Montessori Institute of America (MIA), which is a founding member of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE).

At CMS, children learn how to succeed

Children, ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old, love to learn by doing, experimenting, touching, and using all of their senses. Our enriching and engaging environment and our love of teaching fosters an excitement for learning in all of our students. With the advent of the information age, and now the beginning of the communication age, we are finding that traditional methods of learning can no longer prepare our children for the future. Instead, traditional methods can severely limit the ability of teachers and students to adapt to the 21st century.

Lifelong success

CMS develops lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems, and work collaboratively. These are the skills your child needs to succeed in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Students are given room and opportunities to focus on tasks without distractions; this teaches them to apply abstract rules to solve novel problems. Traditional learning, which relies on rote memory, does not do this.

Classroom ready

Our graduating students enter public school “classroom ready.” Their strong foundation in the art of learning helps them grow and thrive both socially and academically.

Testimonials

Founder of Compass Montessori

My name is Mina Evers and my area of interest and study is Montessori education. Since my youth, I have always been involved in activities and programs that have had to do with teaching and leading children. From my teenage years, I have been a youth leader, Sunday school teacher, and Sunday school director. I have come to realize that I have a deep love for children. While my professional career led me in a different direction, my joy has always been to be with children. This is the reason why I decided to take the Montessori education courses 14 years ago. The Montessori method immediately excited me and I have become very passionate about pursuing my goal with Montessori-based teaching. For me, teaching children is not only a passion but a way to give something back to this society by guiding young minds to develop the joy of learning and life skills that last their lifetimes. I have enjoyed every minute of the last 14 years doing what I love. I hope to enjoy teaching for many more years to come!

COVID-19 Notice:

Compass Montessori School of Federal Way will be be closing classes through April 24th, according to Washington State mandates.

At this time we intend to reopen on April 27th, 2020. Parents may still tour for the 2020-21 school year! Come meet us and visit the school during this closure to plan ahead.