Chesapeake Montessori Pre-School was established in 1991. It is located in the heart of Great Bridge near Chesapeake City Hall.
The school operated as a one-room Children's House (ages 3- 6 years) for 11 years.
In 2002 it was purchased by Shanna and Joe Honan.
After teaching and directing the school for one year, in 2003, Shanna added a second Children's House classroom.
In 2006, Shanna and Joe decided to change the name of the school to Chesapeake Montessori School (CMS) in order to better identify the school's new direction.
In September 2007, a Lower Elementary classroom opened, educating children ages 6 through 9 years.
Chesapeake Montessori School now houses three classrooms with an approximate enrollment of 80 students.
Preschool children have the option of attending 3, 4 or 5 days per week.
Kindergarten and elementary aged children must attend 5 days per week.
Chesapeake Montessori School also houses the Virginia Montessori Teacher Education Center.
This is a training center for individuals who wish to become certified Montessori teachers.
Students will be prepared to teach children ages 2.5 - 6 years after completing this year long curriculum.
Candidates are also required to complete a 540 hour internship.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Students: 117 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7

Student Body

Total Students
117 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Chesapeake Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Students: 117 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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