Montessori classrooms contain a three-year age span. This promotes a sense of community in which children come to naturally respect and teach one another. Every member is valued for his or her contribution to the whole. This gives children the chance to interact with a wide range of children, increasing their motivation and their opportunities to learn skills in new situations. As they grow older, they too become one of the leaders and experience the satisfaction of helping and teaching other students.
Cardinal Montessori School has a dress code. The school uniform for the boys includes: a red or white polo shirt, navy blue pants or shorts, and a red buttoned sweater. The school uniform for the girls includes: red/blue plaid jumper, a white blouse or a red or white polo shirt, navy blue pants or shorts, and a red buttoned sweater.