Montessori Early Learning Center

1101 Balsam Rd
Columbia, SC 29210-0292
Tel: (803)772-2262
Grades: PK | 147 students
The Montessori Early Learning Center and School of the Arts was founded on July 15, l976.
The school encompasses a campus type setting with a custom designed main building of 7,000 square feet, built to Montessori specifications, housing 6 primary, multi-aged classrooms of children 3-6 years of age.
The school operates in the purest European tradition and is not modified in any way.
The school employs teachers that are AMI or St. Nicholas (British) certified.
All classrooms are fully equipped with imported didactic apparatus.
The center has sound proofed music studios and dance studios.
There is also a small studio for visual arts.
Artists with the highest qualifications are brought in for group and private instruction.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other Montessori association(s)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 147 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $520

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Sloan's School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Elementary School Of St. Andr (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Westminster Child Development (0.7 miles away)
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  • Columbia
    Grades: 1-5 | 52 students
    0 miles
    1510 Canal Dr
    Columbia, SC 29210
  • Columbia
    Grades: 5-12 | 46 students
    0.5 miles
    171 Starlight Dr
    Columbia, SC 29210
  • Columbia
    Westminster Child Development
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-KG | 66 students
    0.7 miles
    1715 Broad River Rd.
    Columbia, SC 29210
  • Russellville
    Grades: PK-12 | 113 students
    2.1 miles
    Po Box 47
    Russellville, SC 29476
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-8 | 21 students
    2.6 miles
    5119 Monticello Road
    Columbia, SC 29203

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