Serving Collier County Families Since 1984


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About Cedar

Cedar Montessori School was founded in 1984 by Roy and Marsha Marshall.

What is Montessori?

"The things he sees are not just remembered; they form part of his soul."

-Maria Montessori

Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom and the teacher offer age-appropriate activities to guide the process. Children work in groups and individually to discover and explore knowledge of the world and to develop their maximum potential.

Montessori classrooms are beautifully crafted environments designed to meet the needs of children in a specific age range. Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that experiential learning in this type of classroom led to a deeper understanding of language, mathematics, science, music, social interactions and much more. Most Montessori classrooms are secular in nature, although the Montessori educational method can be integrated successfully into a faith-based program.

Every material in a Montessori classroom supports an aspect of child development, creating a match between the child’s natural interests and the available activities. Children can learn through their own experience and at their own pace. They can respond at any moment to the natural curiosities that exist in all humans and build a solid foundation for life-long learning.

Our Programs


15 months - 3 years


3 - 6 years


4 years old

7:45 - 8:15

Before Care

3:00 - 5:30

After Care

Nutritious Lunch and Snack

Meal Program

1 Acre Playground

Outdoor Play


Visit Cedar

Enrollment Process

Tuition and Fees

Meet Our Staff

School Calendar

Employment Opportunities