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CVMS offers a variety of educational events for our families with children ages newborn through sixth grade. 


The (Virtual) Journey: coming up soon! This event takes place annually each fall so parents and caregivers, especially those new to our community, can step inside our classrooms and see them through the eyes of a learner. Travel through the grade levels and find out what makes a Montessori education stand out! This event will be held online Fall 2020.


Montessori Beginnings: this 8-week class introduces families of infants and young toddlers to Montessori parenting in the home. Classes are held Mondays, with sessions in the fall, winter, and spring. We are currently offering this class online for participants all over the globe!


Open Houses: CVMS holds annual Open House Events in the fall and winter. This is a wonderful time to visit your child's classroom with your child as the guide!


Montessori Education Week Worldwide: February 21-27! We will celebrate this annual event with Montessori schools everywhere! 


Book clubs, movie nights, parenting discussion groups, and more are regularly offered through our Parent Education Committee. Have an idea or interested in more? Contact Becky Schiavone via


This Chemung Valley Montessori School Reopening document was created to meet or exceed the guidance offered by the New York State Education Department’s requirements for religious and independent schools. It explains the policies and procedures that Chemung Valley Montessori School (CVMS) will employ to reopen our school for the 2020-21 school year.


CVMS has and will continue to collaborate, share information, and review plans with local health officials to help protect the whole school community. These school plans are designed to complement other community mitigation strategies to protect our community and minimize disruption to teaching and learning. The operating procedures at CVMS will meet or exceed the minimum standards of care and will be updated as new information or additional guidelines are made available. 

Reopening CVMS entails some increased risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus for all concerned because attending school involves daily human contact among children and staff, who will then be in contact with others in their own homes.

Our decision to reopen our campus recognizes that:

  1. for CVMS families and staff, that risk is balanced against the educational, social, economic, and other costs of remaining closed,

  2. our school must reopen with many new health and safety protocols to do everything we can to responsibly mitigate that risk to the extent possible, and

  3. each family must decide how to balance those risks, and whether to return to campus or opt for online learning as an alternative to in-person instruction.


CVMS has concluded that reopening our campus under these conditions is in the best interest of the community and that each CVMS family will make its own decision about the balance of risk, and what is best for their children. The information in this document will provide clarity around the practices and procedures CVMS has established to minimize exposure to our community but in no way warrants that COVID-19 or other communicable disease infection will not occur through participation in our programs.

This plan was developed with input from classroom teachers, special subject teachers, school administrators, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Click here for the Reopening Plan document.