Trusting children and awakening minds since 1973.

Brush Creek Montessori School has been a leading voice in Montessori education in Sonoma County for more than 40 years.  It is an American Montessori Society member school. 

Wes and Peggy Colgan founded the school in 1973.  In the 1980s, they passed the school on to Jim and Vivian Moore, who owned and operated Brush Creek until they retired in 2000.  At that time, a group of parents and teachers worked to transform BCMS into a non-profit organization. In 2011, the employees of BCMS were able to cooperatively purchase the land on which the school sits, so BCMS could become secure in its location, and so the teachers and staff could enjoy more flexibility in improving the grounds and facilities.  

BCMS is currently in the planning stages of expanding the Primary program, and providing the entire school with a functional, beautiful, indoor multipurpose room to support its music, computer, and garden-to-table programs.


There is a great need for quality, independent education at the preschool and elementary levels in Sonoma County, and we look forward to beautifully serving the community for at least 40 more years!