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 Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-6|
|Total Students||147 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 24%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||21 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Chesapeake Grades: PK-3 | 78 students
1101 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757)547-9530 4.1 PK-3
- Chesapeake Grades: PK-5 | 102 students
825 Greenbrier Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757)548-9280 3 PK-5
- Norfolk Grades: PK-8 | 140 students
610 Mowbray Arch
Norfolk, VA 23507
(757)622-8174 10.1 PK-8
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