Montessori at Sandy Ford

2931 Sandy Ford Rd
Newton, NC 28658-0286
     Tel: (828)294-7478
   
Grades: NS - 8 | 45 students
Montessori at Sandy Ford is the oldest established, private, secular school in the Catawba Valley, celebrating over 30 years of education, serving children ages 3-14. The Directors, Mary Helen Cline and Kenyon Kelly, are certified by the Montessori Institute of America (MIA) and Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).
Other staff members have received child development and Montessori training through the Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1981

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 8%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Montessori at Sandy Ford Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Becky Schell

School Notes:

Montessori at Sandy Ford is an educational community whose mission is:

  • To prepare an environment that nurtures each individual's intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth;
  • To work in partnership with families to guide students in becoming responsible, contributing members of their communities;
  • To celebrate diversity and foster respect for life;
  • To follow each child, providing thoughtful, challenging learning opportunites in an atmosphere of cooperation;
  • To cultivate a lifelong joy of learning;
  • by following Dr. Maria Montessori's practices, philosophy, and vision.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is University Christian High School (5.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Folks School East (4.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Folks School East (4.6 miles away)
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