Our Mission

The mission of Portage Collaborative Montessori School is to promote respect and empower students to learn through independent and cooperative experiences. PCMS is a public alternative school serving over 200 students from the five districts in the Stark County Comprehensive Collaborative (Canton City, Lake Local, North Canton City, Plain Local, and Jackson Local). The Montessori approach is one that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child – physical, social, emotional and cognitive.

Multi-age groupings are a hallmark of the Montessori classroom. In this environment, younger students can learn from older students while older students reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. This style help students better adapt to real-world situations where individuals work and socialize with people of all ages and dispositions.

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