Summer Camp Begins June 20, 2016!

June 1st, 2016

Cornerspring Montessori School is now accepting applications for summer camp beginning June 20, 2016. Cornerspring offers 8 one week sessions for children 3-6 years old and for children ages 6-12. Each session is based on a specific theme and will be culminated with art, science, games, and enrichment activities and may include a field trip or visit from an educator in the field. For more information please contact us at 207-338-5800.

2016 Camp Weeks Themes

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May Cornerspring Courier

May 5th, 2016

Cornerspring Courier

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Now Enrolling Students for the 2016-2017 School Year.

April 5th, 2016


Cornerspring Montessori School is now enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year.  Cornerspring offers toddler and preschool programs with flexible schedules, full time kindergarten and elementary programs, as well as before care, after care and summer camp programs.  Please contact the school at 207-338-5800 or for an informational packet and to make an appointment to tour the school.

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Fiesta! Silent and Live Auction

March 16th, 2016

Cornerspring Montessori School announces its 12th Annual Tuition Assistance Fund Auction!

This year’s Fiesta! Auction is on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the athenahealth Atrium on Hatley Road in Belfast. Mexican finger foods and a taco bar will highlight the evening along with a cash bar offering margaritas, beer, wine and soft drinks. Our always entertaining live auction will follow and will include fabulous items donated by local businesses, families and the Cornerspring community.

Tickets are $15 per person and are available in advance or at the door. The ticket price includes food, a bid number and entertainment. For more information please contact Cornerspring Montessori School at 338-5800 to purchase tickets or you can visit our website or our facebook page listed below: or
Seating is limited so get your tickets now! We hope to see you there!

All proceeds from our auction goes to our Tuition Assistance Fund. This fund gives allows us to provide a more diverse school community and provides more families the opportunity to give their children the individualized education that Cornerspring provides.

The school would like to thank their sponsors, who made this year’s event possible: Belfast Pediatrics, Belmont Boatworks, ECOCOR LLC, G-O Logic, K Construction, Inc., Little River Veterinary Hospital, MTA Accounting, Ociepka & Burnett P.A., Revision Energy, Tucker Law Group, and Worth Real Estate.


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Annual Public Open House

March 8th, 2016

Join us on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our annual public open house. Come meet our staff and some current families and take a tour of our facility. For questions please call the school at (207) 338-5800 or email us at

We look forward to seeing you!

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Over $15,000 Raised at Cornerspring’s Annual Tuition Assistance Fundraising Auction

May 27th, 2015

Cornerspring Montessori School would like to thank everyone who attended our recent annual auction in support of our Tuition Assistance Fund. Our scholarship fund insures that an economically diverse community of students exists at Cornerspring. Our Auction Committee planned a wonderful and entertaining evening which began with a delicious Italian meal prepared by Beth Whitten and John Poto, salads by Anne Hallee of Rising up Farms and desserts by Let them Eat Cake and Sweet Henry’s.  The bar featured beers from both Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. and Monhegan Brewing Company, as well as a selection of wines from Vinolio.  Several Cornerspring alumni and students took on the role of Italian waiters and efficiently served the dinner to more than 80 appreciative guests.  Eric Sanders entertained the crowd as he auctioned off over 25 live auction items donated by local businesses, families, staff and Cornerspring classrooms.  The event was a great success and raised over $15,000 to help provide support for families to attend Cornerspring’s preschool, kindergarten, elementary and summer camp programs.

We would also like to thank and acknowledge our sponsors who made this wonderful event possible: G O Logic LLC, Patina, Belfast Pediatrics, Vinolio, Tucker Law Group, Ecocor, Belmont Boatworks, Little River Veterinary Hospital, MTA Accounting and Alicia J. Nichols, Fundraising Counsel.  We truly appreciate your support of Cornerspring and our assistance fund.

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Mangia! Mangia! Delizioso Cena

May 6th, 2015

Cornerspring Montessori School will be hosting their annual Tuition Assistance Fundraising Auction at the Shrine Club in Belfast on May 23rd beginning at 6 pm.  A delicious four course “Taste of Italy” plated dinner will highlight the evening with a cash bar featuring Marshall Wharf beer and a selection of wines from Vinolio. Our always entertaining live auction will follow, and include fabulous items donated by local businesses, families and the Cornerspring community.

Tickets are $50 per person, and available in advance only. Please contact Cornerspring Montessori School to purchase at 338-5800. For more information visit or Seating is limited so get your tickets now! We hope to see you there!

Cornerspring Montessori School is a 501(c) non-profit organization. All proceeds from the Fundraising Auction benefit their Tuition Assistance Fund. This fund allows for reduced tuition for those who qualify. The school would like to thank their sponsors, who made this year’s event possible: Belfast Pediatrics, Belmont Boatworks, ECOCOR, GO Logic, Little River Veterinary Hospital, MTA Accounting, Patina, Tucker Law Group, Vinolio and Alicia J. Nichols Fundraising Counsel.

Cornerspring Auction Poster 2015

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Ladies Night Out at the Historic Colonial Theatre

May 6th, 2015

Cornerspring Montessori School will host a Ladies Night Out at the historic Colonial Theatre in downtown Belfast on Tuesday evening, May 12. Cash bar, snacks and a raffle from 6:00-7:00 pm will be followed by a screening of the hilarious film Bridesmaids, starring Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and Maya Rudolf.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10.00, the raffle includes gift certificates, products from local merchants, as well as gifts from the Cornerspring Montessori community.  Tickets for the film are $12.00   All proceeds will benefit the Cornerspring Montessori tuition assistance program. For more information please contact the school at 207-338-5800 or email us at


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Cornerspring Summer Day Camp Starts June 29, 2015!

April 23rd, 2015

Cornerspring Montessori School’s summer day camp for 3-6 year olds & 6-12 year olds starts June 29, 2015!

We offer six one week sessions, each week is based on a specific theme and is packed full of discovery. There will be art, science, crafts, water play, games, fieldtrips and/or visits from an outreach program and much more!

Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. For more information on enrollment, weekly themes or to obtain an application; please call us at 338-5800, email us or visit our website:

3-6 Summer Brochure 2015

3-6 Theme 1 Page 2015

6-12 Summer Brochure 2015

6-12 Theme 1 Page 2015

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Cornerspring Montessori School Job Posting for Head of School

February 27th, 2015

Position Description:

The Cornerspring Montessori School in Belfast, Maine is seeking a Head of School (HOS) to lead the school in fulfilling its mission to provide an individualized learning environment in which the partnership of child, parent, and teacher nurtures lifelong learning skills and a deep sense of compassion and social responsibility.  In this 12-month position, the Head of School is responsible for all aspects of school operations and promotion of its programs throughout the broader community.   Specific duties include oversight of enrollment, year round education programs, budget and financial management, personnel management, fundraising, marketing, public relations, and property management.  The HOS typically oversees a staff of 4 lead teachers, 5 assistant teachers, an administrative assistant, and a financial manager/program development manager.  These responsibilities should be administered in a manner that is consistent with Montessori philosophy and within the guidelines administered by the Board of Directors

With a current enrollment of 70 students, the school will be moving to a brand-new, energy-efficient building during the summer of 2015.  This facility presents a unique opportunity for the Head of School to further connect our expanding pre-kindergarten through 6th grade programming with place and community.


Administrative and classroom experience preferred; proven success in supervising and mentoring faculty, facilitating successful implementation of classroom and extracurricular programs; ability to communicate, collaborate effectively and inspire confidence in staff, parents, children and Board. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a strong work ethic are desired, as is experience with community outreach, events, fundraising, and expansion of programs and classrooms.


Applicants must be committed to implementing the Montessori educational model. A certification by an accredited Montessori Teacher Training Program, a degree in early childhood education, and a minimum of 5 years experience in child development are also preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Cornerspring Montessori School offers a salary commensurate with experience and the compensation package includes dental, life, short and long term disability insurance along with retirement match up to 3% and continuing education hours.

About Cornerspring Montessori School:

The Cornerpsring Montessori School was established in 2001 to provide a curriculum based on the teachings and philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori for students ranging in age from 18 mos. to 12 years old.  It is located in the scenic, coastal town of Belfast, Maine.    Belfast is the economic hub and county seat of Waldo County. With a dynamic working waterfront, picturesque sea captains’ mansions, the country’s oldest shoe store, and more art galleries than any city of its size in the state, it is also the region’s cultural hub.  Nestled in a largely forested landscape between the ocean, mountains, and numerous lakes, the region affords excellent outdoor opportunities for all types of outdoor recreation.

Application Requirements:

Review of applications will begin March 27, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.  Application materials should include a cover letter, resume, three references, salary requirements, and a personal statement reflecting philosophy of school leadership and reasons for interest in the position.  Applications may be submitted either electronically to or mailed to:

Cornerspring Montessori School

Attn: Head of School Committee

18 Hatley Road

Belfast, ME 04915

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