An Accredited Montessori School
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, 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.
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.
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.