Montessori Community School is a not-for-profit organization as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board has a fiduciary responsibility to the school and holds in trust the school’s future. It is also the guardian of the school’s integrity or reputation within the community.

The Board selects the Head of School and delegates the administration of the school to the Head of School. In collaboration with the Head of School, the Board establishes the school’s long-range plans, mission, and general policies. The Board manages the school’s assets and ensures there are sufficient resources to support the school’s programs. Finally, the Board organizes and manages itself to fulfill its duties to the school. Members of the school community may recommend prospective candidates to the Board’s Committee on Trustees. The Board elects its own members.


2020-2021 Executive Committee 

Matthew Raff, MCS Graduate '99, President


Todd Iacovelli, MCS Alumni, Vice President

Catherine Taschner, Secretary

Todd Okamoto, Treasurer


Paula Brotherton

Kirra Downing, MCS Graduate '95

Frances T. Gendrano

Jay Hanamura, MCS Graduate '96

Chris Marvin

Sherri Tisza, MD


Marjie Carroll*

Lisa Browning*

Kay Burgoyne*

*non-voting ex-officio member


1239 Nehoa Street

Honolulu, HI 96822-3071
Telephone:  (808) 522-0244

Fax:  (808) 522-0250

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

Montessori Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities

generally accorded and made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin

in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

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