About Us What is Montessori? Programs Admission Day to Day Parent Resources



When Wes and Peggy Colgan founded Brush Creek Montessori school in 1973, their intent was to create a Montessori learning environment that would inspire students for many years to come. Indeed it has. BCMS is stronger than ever, thanks to our community of administrators, Board members, staff, students and parents. It takes all of us working together to insure this world-class educational institution maintains rigorous standards. It takes the entire community's dedication to the Montessori philosophy to help each child realize his or her potential and to cultivate an environment that encourages respectful engagement with the world. Nearly 40 years of teaching the Montessori method to children in Santa Rosa has afforded us the opportunity to grow with the community at large. In fact, we now have alumni enrolled in our teachers' training program at the Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center here at BCMS. It is an honor to be part of a legacy that continues to grow our Montessori community here in Sonoma County.

A milestone such as 40 years is an opportunity to celebrate our origins and our journey thus far. It is also an opportunity to look forward to all that is ahead of us. Brush Creek Montessori School is a nonprofit organization. On August 26th 2011 BCME, LLC (a limited partnership of staff employed at BCMS) formally purchased the property. BCMS is currently leasing the property from BCME, LLC.

Current plans are underway to create a home that we own and can improve and expand. We have plans for a new library, more expansive gardens where students can learn to take care of the earth, and general improvements throughout the school. We are eager to include our community of parents and supporters in this new phase of growth. It is an exciting time for all of us!


BCMS In The News


About Us What is Montessori? Programs Admission Calendar & Events Parent Resources
1569 Brush Creek Road | Santa Rosa, CA 95404 | 707-539-7980