Montessori at Sandy Ford

2931 Sandy Ford Rd,
Newton, NC, 28658-0286
Tel: (828)294-7478
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. Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
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.: 17%
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:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is University Christian High School (5.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Little Folks School East (4.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Little Folks School East (4.5 miles away)
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  • Hickory Little Folks School East
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    410 21st Street Se
    Hickory , NC , 28602
    (828)327-9983
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    4.5  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK-NS
  • Newton Montessori Children's House Of Newton
    Montessori School
    935 E 11th St
    Newton , NC , 28658
    (828)464-7478
    Montessori School
    4.5  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Conover Concordia Christian Day School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    215 5th Avenue Se
    Conover , NC , 28613
    (828)464-3011
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    5  mi  |  266  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Hickory Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award St Stephen Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2304 Springs Rd Ne
    Hickory , NC , 28601
    (828)256-2166
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    5.8  mi  |  173  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Hickory
    University Christian High School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    602 7th Avenue NE
    Hickory , NC , 28601
    (828)855-2995
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    5.8  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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