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$150 plus

$5 per student ($500 maximum)

2017 Fellowship Conference


  • School membership is not an accreditation program but an informational program for parents and teachers to know where you are on your journey to excellence. When you identify yourself as a Christian Montessori program what does that mean? We want to help you set the standard.

  • Here is a broad outline of five commonly identified Christian Montessori standards that should distinguish a Christian Montessori school.  


  • Credentialed teachers

  • At least one teacher in each classroom who is trained/credentialed on the level they are teaching.

  • At least one teacher in each classroom who has some form of spiritual/Bible training or a CMF Spiritual Endorsement or its equivalent.


  • Multi-Age classrooms (within your state requirements)

  • Infant class:  8 weeks to 17/18 months

  • Toddler class:  17/18 months to 36 months

  • Early childhood class:  3 years through kindergarten

  • Lower elementary class:  6 years to 9 years

  • Upper elementary class:  9 years to 12 years

  • (The goal is 3 year grouping for 3 years and older)


  • Materials

  • A percentage of materials from CMF approved checklist for each level of instruction in each classroom.


  • Work Cycle

  • 2.5 to 3 hours of uninterrupted work time


  • Spiritual Component

  • A program of age-appropriate Bible stories and songs*

  • An area/shelf of each classroom that has Bible and scripture materials.

  • A significant amount of Hands-on Bible Lessons


  • *Considered full compliance for infants and toddlers



  • Three levels of membership:


  • Candidate


  • #1.   School is a paid, current Member School of CMF and has agreed to the CMF Code of            Ethics. The school presents itself as a Christian Montessori program.


  • Associate


  • #2.   School has a written and published Mission Statement and a plan for how it will incorporate the distinguishing Principles or documentation of their achievement  

  • With at least 20% of lead teachers holding a Montessori credential and a spiritual endorsement or its equivalent.


  • Additional associate levels to be considered.

  • #3.   School implements at least one of the distinguishing Principles.  At least 40%                                    of lead teachers hold a Montessori credential and a spiritual endorsement.


  • #4.   School implements two more of the distinguishing Principles.  At least 60% of

  • lead teachers hold a Montessori credential and a spiritual endorsement.


  • #5.    School implements four of the distinguishing Principles.  At least 80% of

  • lead teachers hold a Montessori credential and a spiritual endorsement.


  • Full Membership


  • #6.    School implements all five of the distinguishing Principles.  100% of the lead                   teachers hold a Montessori credential and a spiritual endorsement.


  • Financial commitment   

  • Annual membership fee of $150 and $5 per student (Maximum membership fee $500.)

  • Strengthening your school strengthens the whole Christian Montessori movement and blesses your children and children all over the world.


  • The benefits of the program will grow but are starting with a membership certificate, a listing on the CMF website, ability to post job openings, a quarterly administrative meeting and fellowship. We are also offering our endorsement training at a low cost so as to encourage you to greater excellence for your program. But maybe even more important is your opportunity to help us share the Gospel through Christian Montessori Fellowship.

            CODE OF ETHICS  


Christian Montessori Fellowship 


Christian Montessori Fellowship adheres to a traditional evangelical statement of faith. That statement of faith is also built on the tenets of the Golden Rule. Further, Montessori emphasis on grace and courtesy requires respect and dignity accorded to all. The program and its personnel will seek to live up to Biblical principles. 


 CMF requires that member schools and Teacher Education Programs consent to follow the CMF Code of Ethics. CMF relies on self-compliance with this Code.  


In consenting to follow the Code of Ethics, program directors, administrators, and heads of schools agree to encourage their educators and faculty to strive to: conduct themselves in ways that reflect respect to those around them, both professionally and personally; and to do whatever is within their capabilities to protect the right of each child and Adult Learner to have the freedom and opportunity to develop to their full physical, intellectual, and spiritual potential. 

Individual Membership

$75 per year

Your membership helps you serve your children in Christ's name by providing opportunities for fellowship, learning and encouragement.

As a member of Christian Montessori Fellowship, you are part of a beautiful community with access to: 

  • Discounts on conferences and seminars

  • Discounts from selected vendors

  • The "Fourth Period Lesson" blog archive and index of twenty years of wisdom, knowledge and encouragement.

  • Christian Montessori school directory.

  • Invitation to quarterly round tables of like-minded Montessorians for discussions, knowledge and inspiration.

  • Access to a new directory of Christian Montessorians around the country and the world.


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