The Montessori School Of Camden

2 Montessori Way
Camden, SC 29020-0290
Tel: (803)432-6828
Grades: NS-6 | 70 students
Children receive individual instruction in a Montessori classroom.
Children receive individual instruction in a Montessori classroom.
The Montessori School of Camden is a private, independent school located between Camden and Lugoff.
MSC’s mission is to nurture the “whole” child to inspire independence and a lifetime love of learning.
Founded by Dr. Sheryl Sweet in 1979 as The Montessori Pre-School at the Joseph Kershaw Academy (JKA), the school now occupies an eleven acre campus and serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
The MSC curriculum is based on the different developmental stages of the child.
This carefully developed Montessori Method uses hands-on materials to encourage a concrete understanding of abstract principles.
The multi-age classrooms help the children develop self-esteem and self-discipline, independence, and respect for and cooperation with fellow individuals.
With a low student to teacher ratio, the Montessori teachers observe, instruct, and encourage students to explore and to work at their own pace.
This non-competitive environment allows creativity and learning to flourish.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Learning Programs Supported many learning differences supported
Year Founded 1979

Student Body

Total Students 70 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade The Montessori School Of Camden Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by student level. Contact school for details.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%

School Notes:

  • MSC is one of very few bilingual Montessori programs in the US, with a native speaker of Spanish in Infant, Toddler, and Primary classrooms.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Camden Military Academy (4.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is First Baptist Childrens Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is First Baptist Childrens Center (1.3 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Camden
    First Baptist Childrens Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 96 students
    1.3 miles
    1201 Broad St
    Camden, SC 29020
  • Camden
    Camden Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 1-7 | 9 students
    2.9 miles
    612 Boykin Rd
    Camden, SC 29020
  • Camden
    Grades: 7-12 | 253 students
    4.5 miles
    520 Highway 1 N
    Camden, SC 29020
  • Camden
    Grades: 3-12 | 28 students
    5 miles
    608 Black River Rd
    Camden, SC 29020
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-3 | 47 students
    16.1 miles
    4208 Rhame Rd
    Columbia, SC 29229

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