Chesapeake Montessori School

  • 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.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6

Student Body

Total Students147 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: PK-3 | 78 students
    4.1 miles
    1101 Volvo Parkway
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    4.1 PK-3
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: PK-5 | 102 students
    3 miles
    825 Greenbrier Parkway
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    3 PK-5
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: K-6 | 52 students
    3.7 miles
    1100 Greenbrier Pkwy
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    3.7 K-6
  • Norfolk
    Ghent Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 140 students
    10.1 miles
    610 Mowbray Arch
    Norfolk, VA 23507
    10.1 PK-8

School Reviews

Endorse Chesapeake Montessori School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
Most private schools have endowment funds. We explain how these work and why schools are fortunate to have them in tough times.
COVID-19 has turned education at every level upside-down, inside-out. We offer some steps to guide your planning for academic year 2020-21.
Teachers and parents are concerned about the teaching that will take place post-pandemic. I have tried to cover their concerns in the following set of questions and answers.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please briefly describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Chesapeake, VA is $6,140 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).