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-7

Student Body

Total Students117 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Chesapeake Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chesapeake
    Apple Tree Learning Center
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-3 | 175 students
    4.1 miles
    1101 Volvo Parkway
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 547-9530
    4.1 PK-3
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: PK-5 | 102 students
    3 miles
    825 Greenbrier Parkway
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 548-9280
    3 PK-5
  • Chesapeake
    Grades: K-6 | 52 students
    3.7 miles
    1100 Greenbrier Pkwy
    Chesapeake, VA 23320
    (757) 549-8584
    3.7 K-6
  • Norfolk
    Ghent Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-8 | 124 students
    10.1 miles
    610 Mowbray Arch
    Norfolk, VA 23507
    (757) 622-8174
    10.1 PK-8

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