“The task of educators is immense because human progress and world peace are in their hands”
- Maria Montessori
Our authentic Montessori programs will challenge your child academically while also fostering social, emotional, and intellectual growth. We’re going to prepare them to serve the greater community as responsible citizens by encouraging critical thinking, self-reflection, and even spiritual development.
Learning through the Montessori process involves a deep level of respect for each child’s individuality and the sooner they are introduced to our reflective learning methods, the easier they will adapt and prosper.
What our Programs Value
Our Montessori programs are centered around an individual learning process that respects your children’s pace and overall interests. Our values reflect the way we perceive learning, and we encourage our students to acquire real-life skills through hands-on practices and a holistic approach.
- Helping students grow academically, emotionally, and socially
- Guiding the learning process through observation and support
- Appreciation for practical skills and hands-on knowledge
- Always challenging students academically
- Encouraging a healthy community atmosphere
- Balancing freedom and discipline to enable self-development
- Establishing a pro-diversity and actively positive environment
Ages: 3-6 years Grades: 3-5K
Our Primary Program is an outstanding introduction to our unique learning environment and mixed-age classrooms. Your kids will get familiarized with the Montessori learning tools and methods, which include multi-sensory materials and learning by repetition.
We’ll provide the initial guidance kids at this age need to develop their sense of autonomy, cooperation, and flexibility. The Montessori teacher will act as a special guide and role model in this unconventional yet extremely engaging new environment, ensuring your kid is absorbing important information and being stimulated to the fullest extent.
Ages: 6-9 years Grades: 1-3
In the following three-year program, Lower Elementary classrooms will enable independent behavior through practical incentives and expand the learning boundaries beyond conventional methods. Your child will be able to get a drink, eat a snack, sit, and stand, all at will. Teachers remain as guides and observers; never objectors.
The individuality and character of your children will be assimilated to provide them with the best learning plan possible. One-on-one talks will be extremely valued and serve as essential benchmarks for future practices, as well as collaborative scenarios.
Ages: 9-12 years Grades: 4-6
Students in our Upper Elementary program will be introduced to abstract thinking and concepts for the first time. Learning methods will become more challenging and the projects gain a new level of sophistication.
Optimized learning will be implemented to learn the basics of mathematical concepts, scientific terms and the laws of the universe, U.S. and South Carolina history, and basic geography. Field trips related to the curriculum will take place, expanding the typical classroom boundaries, and reinforcing the importance of nature contact.
Ages: 12-15 years Grades: 7-8
The Middle School program is the culmination of all the self-development and self-exploration obtained throughout our process so far. Here’s where we help your teenage kids to transcend the insecure and incapable stereotype often associated with this stage in their lives.
Dr. Montessori’s plan for adolescent education is divided into two subsections: one for practical considerations, where land cultivation (in our campus) and socioeconomic interactions serve as a basis, and the other one is dedicated to the balance and nurturing of the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our students.
Frequently Asked Questions
AT MSC, we believe that education is not just academic, but inclusive of the social and emotional growth of the child.
Children must first feel safe, settled, and confident before they can succeed not only in academics, but any other medium.
MSC is a nonprofit secular school that celebrates traditions and customs from all around the world. We pride ourselves on our warm, casual, and highly diverse community of students, teachers, and parents.
The only holiday celebrated at MSC is Valentine’s Day. We celebrate that with a DJ and a whole-school dance party.
We believe that black history and women’s history is to be taught all year long, not only on celebratory dates.
We love when parents are active in our school community. From volunteering for school events to showing up for parent education workshops, the opportunity to be actively involved in your child’s school are vast.
Students must be up to date on the required DHEC vaccines to attend MSC. There are no exemptions.
We do not use rewards or punishments to shape behavior. We rely on natural consequences, occasional verbal encouragement, and redirection.
Between 7:30 am-8:00 am and parents should remain in their cars.
Between 2:30 pm-2:45 pm.
Aftercare will be available until 5:45 pm. It is an additional cost and serves MSC students only.
We follow a traditional school-year calendar and cease activities over spring break and winter break.
Frequently Asked Questions
We do offer up to 10 weeks of optional summer camp for MSC students. This is an additional cost, of course.
They have Music and Spanish classes weekly.
They have Music, Spanish, and Art classes weekly.
After-school enrichments for primary students include Soccer Shots and Capital Karate.
No. Students should eat their breakfast at home.
No. We encourage students to bring a self-sustained lunch from home. Soda and candy are not allowed though.
Although we are not a peanut-free facility, we’ll adjust class rules as needed to accommodate any type of allergies. Any allergies should be reported to the staff before the student engages in any classes, of course.
There are two mandatory parent-teacher conferences each year.
Students are required to be independently toilet trained to start at MSC. They must be able to wipe, clean, and change themselves if needed.
Naps are optional for 3k and 4k students. Kindergarten students may not nap in school.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School
We do offer up to 8 weeks of optional summer camp for MSC students. This is an additional cost, of course.
They have Music, Spanish, Art, and P.E. classes weekly.
After-school enrichments for Middle School students include Art in the Afternoon, Chess and Chorus.
Homework is not assigned or recommended unless it is initiated by the child himself.
Grades will not be administered. Parents will receive detailed progress reports before or during our mandatory conferences.
Students have MAP testing three times a year.