Discovery Montessori

  • Discovery Montessori is a school for children from preschool through eigth grade.
  • It has been in operation since 1981.  The school is providing Montessori program because the Montessori method of Education is a special program especially geared to respect children and their needs.
  • Maria Montessori, Italy's first woman doctor developed it, in the early 1900's.
  • Her materials and methods have withstood the test of time.
  • The adults who work in the Montessori program are trained to be observers of the children and preparers of the children's environment.
  • The emphasis is on learning rather than on teaching.
  • The materials in the program are intended to help the children in their drive to sort out their experiences and master the skills they need.
  • As children become more and more competent, the confidence is reinforced and they develop good feeling about themselves.
  • The unique materials Montessori created are perhaps the best known aspect of the system. In 2014 Discovery Monatessori was the first US Montessori school to receive international accreditation from MEPI (Montessori Educational Programs International).

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedour individualized approach helps with mild learning difference, dyslexia, moderate visual or hearing impairment, sensory issues
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,037
Summer Program Cost Notes7&8th: $895/mo K-6: $815/mo Pre-K: $305-$795 depending on schedule

Student Body

Total Students76 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade Discovery Montessori Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(No fliplop or open heel/toe sandals)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,335
Tuition Notes7&8th: $895/mo K-6: $815/mo Pre-K: $305-$795 depending on schedule
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorStarla Franks
Admissions AssociateDesiree Lamore


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Suzuki Piano

School Notes

  • Before and after school care is available for all students. We also offer a 10 week summer program. This program begins earlyJune and ends in late August. With open enrollment throughout the summer.
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