Montessori Community School (MCS) is an independent, non-sectarian school for children ages two through twelve years (toddlers through elementary sixth grade). We are accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools (HAIS). MCS is a member of HAIS and the Hawaii Council of Private Schools (HCPS). In addition, the school is licensed by the Hawaii Department of Human Services (Two Year Old, Preschool, and Elementary After-School Care programs) and the HCPS (Elementary programs). Montessori Community School will proudly celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012.
In 2001, MCS was awarded a full six-year term of accreditation by HAIS and was awarded re-accreditation by HAIS in 2006. MCS was also awarded accreditation in 2006 by the American Montessori Society (AMS), and is the first Montessori school on Oahu to receive AMS accreditation.
Our purpose is to educate children two to twelve years old through a non-sectarian, Montessori program which nurtures a lifelong enthusiasm for learning, encourages a commitment to the community, and fosters a stewardship of the natural world.