“A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard, an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child’s actions, a kind of open book, wherein a child can learn how to direct his own movements” Maria Montessori


The Parent Community Association (PCA) is a service and social-oriented organization dedicated to celebrating our children and school. All parents and guardians of children attending Mountain Shadows are automatically members of the PCA.  The PCA works closely with the administration, faculty, and staff to support the school by organizing and participating in various social, service, and fundraising events dedicated to advancing our school’s mission and uniting our community in friendship.


On certain Fridays throughout the year, the parent community gathers over coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks following drop off.  Join us!  See the school calendar for specific dates.
8:15 a.m. | Dining Room


Fall/Spring Campus Clean Up (September or April)
Fall Festival (October)
Downtown Boulder Lights of December Parade (December)
Winter/Spring Community Event (February or March)
Spring Annual Community Fundraiser (April)
Teacher Appreciation (May)
End of Year Celebration Picnic (June)


Interested in volunteering?  Email us at hello@mountainshadows.org
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Mountain Shadows Montessori School offers AMI programs for students 12 months to 12 years old.

...So, what is AMI?

Association Montessori Internationale

AMI is the organization that is tasked with the responsibility of maintaining the integrity of Maria Montessori's legacy. Mountain Shadows and AMI share a mission to support children's natural development and to help them become the transformative force of society.

This comes with a commitment to a standard of excellence, defined by...


Rigorous and extensive training

including the study of child development and a deep understanding of the Montessori materials to assist the teacher in creating the environment necessary for this work.


Three-year age ranges

within each classroom that allow children to work at their own pace and level of development.


Extended work time,

including a three hour uninterrupted work cycle.


Upholding international standards

through expert consultation every three years and regular and ongoing study of pedagogy and practice.

For your child, this means...


Whether it's digging in the dirt or discovering the universe.


Whether it's speaking your mind or learning to speak up.


Whether it's composing a song or coming up with a big idea.


Whether it's for ourselves or for others.


Whether it's work or play.

Critical Thinking

Whether it's studying science or solving a problem.


Whether it's doing your part or doing what's right.


Whether it's planning your day or preparing your own lunch.


Whether it's deciding together or sharing the work.


Whether it's supporting your friends or saving the planet.

This is what Mountain Shadows means for your child.