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Mission & Values

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Compass Montessori is a unique public charter school dedicated to guiding a student-led learning community using authentic Montessori methods to foster independence, support curiosity, protect concentration and nurture each whole child’s journey to a love of learning.


We offer a hands-on learning environment for young people in Children’s House (preschool) through 12th grade, and encourage each student to be true to who they are. We allow them the space to discover their own fulfilling interests, which supports their own journey in finding their place in the world and inspires them to be a part of the change they want to see.



  • To encourage a lifelong love of learning in every student, to give them space to lead from within and to respect themselves, other people, and their environment

  • To always nurture young people who are open-minded, inclusive, and who thrive by making a real difference in our communities and in the world

  • To be a grounded, connected, and energized community, celebrating each other, our children, and standing shoulder to shoulder to create positive change

  • To make sure education is a force for good, reshaping our collective future

  • To always find a way




Be authentic

Be curious

Be motivated, intrinsically

Be socially conscious

Be inclusive

Be respectful

Be in community

Be connected to the natural world

Be ready to change the world


Purpose Statement


Our purpose is to guide students using authentic Montessori methods, foster interdependence, and nurture intrinsic motivation from within the whole child academically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially.