Charles Towne Montessori School

56 Leinbach Dr,
Charleston, SC, 29407-0294
     Tel: (843)571-1140
Grades: NS - 6 | 44 students
Charles Towne Montessori School was founded in 1972 and is the only internationally accredited Montessori School in the state of South Carolina.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association Montessori International (AMI)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 6
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 44 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 11%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Charles Towne Montessori School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(dress code; khaki and blue or white)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Kevin O'Loughlin
Admissions Associate Susan Burkhardt

School Notes:

 Mission Charles Towne Montessori fosters a passion for learning and the development of the whole child by challenging children's intellects, promoting their independence and inspiring curiosity. 
Montessori is an approach to the education of children.  It is a view of how children develop and learn which has been translated into a systematic method of education based upon careful scientific study. 
Montessori educates the "whole child". 
Montessori adheres to the idea that schooling should work with the nature of the child instead of against it. 
Children are taught individually, not as a group. 
The materials in a Montessori classroom are carefully designed and thoroughly researched to fit the developmental needs and characteristics of children. 
The teacher acts as a guide as the child moves through the curriculum areas. 
The Montessori program is systematically and carefully sequenced according to principles of development. 
Every activity is carefully thought out to build upon previous preparation and to lead intelligence on to a higher activity. 
Montessori teachers are trained to teach respect and positive values through theirmodeling, as well as through the way they teach.  

Profile last updated: 11/12/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palmetto Academy, Inc. (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ashley River Child Development Center (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Ashley River Child Development Center (0.6 miles away)
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  • CharlestonAshley River Child Development Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    1101 Savannah Highway
    CharlestonSC29407
    (843)556-2681
    Daycare / Preschool  (Baptist)
    0.6 mi | 8 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • CharlestonSt. Andrews Presbyterian Weekday School
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    712 Wappoo Road
    CharlestonSC29407
    (843)571-6426
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    1 mi | n/a students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • CharlestonPalmetto Academy, Inc.
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    913 Wappoo Road
    CharlestonSC29407
    (843)571-7740
    Special Program Emphasis  (Christian)
    1 mi | 22 students | Gr. 6-12                      
  • CharlestonCooper School The
    Alternative School
    13 Oakdale Pl
    CharlestonSC29407
    (843)573-1033
    Alternative School
    1.3 mi | 74 students | Gr. K-5                      
  • CharlestonBlessed Sacrament School
      (Roman Catholic)
    7 Saint Teresa Dr
    CharlestonSC29407
    (843)766-2128
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.3 mi | 296 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

Recommended
4 weeks ago
Charles Towne Montessori has been an amazing, enriching experience for my 2 children. They have thrived academically, socially, and emotionally in this environment. The community of families here is very involved and closely connected. My children and I have found lifelong friends here. This education will prepare my children for their future academic endeavors, and for all their pursuits in life. The skills they have gained are invaluable.
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