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 33%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $520

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sloan's School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sloan's School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Westminster Child Development (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • ColumbiaSloan's School
      (Non-sectarian)
    171 Starlight Dr
    ColumbiaSC 29210
    (803)772-1677
      (Non-sectarian)
    0.5 mi | 46 students | Gr. 5-12                      
  • ColumbiaWestminster Child Development
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    1715 Broad River Rd.
    ColumbiaSC 29210
    (803)798-4590
    Daycare / Preschool  (Presbyterian)
    0.7 mi | 66 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • RussellvilleMiracle Academy Preparatory School
      (Christian)
    Po Box 47
    RussellvilleSC 29476
    (843)567-4644
      (Christian)
    2.1 mi | 113 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • ColumbiaClara Mohammed School
      (Islamic)
    5119 Monticello Road
    ColumbiaSC 29203
    (803)252-9477
      (Islamic)
    2.6 mi | 21 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • West ColumbiaGlenforest School
    Special Education School
    1041 Harbor Dr
    West ColumbiaSC 29169
    (803)796-7622
    Special Education School
    2.6 mi | 66 students | Gr. KG-12                      

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