Assistant Principal's Message


Welcome to the CREC Montessori Magnet School (MMS)! 



At Montessori Magnet School administrators, teachers, staff, families, and community members collaborate to deliver a world-class Montessori education in a public school setting.  This program is situated on a beautiful campus, surrounded by community resources, and has been refined for over 20 years.  A personal goal throughout my career has been to ensure equity and help close the opportunity gap, and MMS exemplifies that.

This school, accredited by Association Montessori International (AMI), serves 350 students of diverse backgrounds, and provides access to a curriculum that is typically reserved for private school settings.  We make it possible for Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy of education to be present in a public school district, which is no easy feat.  However, it is my mission, as part of this team, to honor Dr. Montessori’s whole-child approach to education and ensure that a highly-skilled staff delivers developmentally-appropriate curricula to help prepare our students to thrive in any setting.  The diversity in our building and dedication of families, staff, and community partners are immense assets that ensure we meet that challenge.  Be careful, our enthusiasm is contagious!

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Violet Jiménez Sims, Assistant Principal