Rosemary Simpson founded Dover Montessori Country Day Academy more than forty years ago. Her daughter, Margaret Kling A.M.I. is the owner and Director. The school is licensed for daycare and is a certified A.M.I. school using the Association Montessori Internationale method of instruction.
The Montessori curriculum for ages 2 - 6 consists of eight subject areas for which developmentally appropriate materials have been specifically designed.
Mastery of these eight areas provides a child with keys to later academic and social success.
While there are innumerable subjects and materials that might have some "learning" value for the young child, it is these which allow the child to progress most rapidly because of their clarity, simplicity, flexibility, and ability to integrate a child`s experience.
Each month our material centers on a particular theme. We currently are the only pre-school in lower Delaware that offer Chinese as a second language. Additional programs include: Spanish, Computer,Science, Art and Music. Interviews are required. Limited spaces available. contact us:

Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Enrollment: 39 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dover Montessori Country Day Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:


School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
language-based or mild learning Differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
39 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Dover Montessori Country Day Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki, Navy and white, polo style shirts, accessories oppotional in color.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Pricing information available on web site 1/2 day and all day programs currently available
Admissions Director
Margaret A. Kling A.M.I.


Total Sports Offered
2 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Chinese, Computers, extracurricular activities include, Music and Science, Summer Camp Program

School Notes

  • Dear Parents,
  • Dover Montessori Country Day Academy is one of a few select schools in Delaware that follows the AMI method of teaching. The Montessori method of education emphasizes self-directed activity for children and observation and guidance from the teacher in order to adapt the child`s learning environment to his or her individualdevelopment level. Importance is placed on the child absorbing abstract concepts and learning practical skills. Montessori schools use auto-didactic (self-correcting) equipment for introducing and learning concepts, and teaching reading via phonics and whole language.
  • Dr. Montessori recognized that the only valid impulse to learning is the self-motivation of the child. She developed what she called the "prepared environment," which already possesses a certain order. This environment disposes children to develop at his own speed, according to each child`s own capacities, and provides this in a noncompetitive atmosphere.The areas of instruction are: Sensorial learning, Practical life, Movement, Language, Geography, Mathematics, Music and Art. Dover Montessori also provides additional classes to further enrich your child`s education including Spanish and Chinese language classes, yoga and dance instruction, and Computer Tots classes.
  • Did you know that your child can get an education from trained Montessori teachers for the same average cost of daycare Montessori introduces children to the joy of learning at an early age and provides a framework in which intellectual and social discipline go hand in hand.
  • We look forward to meeting with you.
  •  Margaret A. Kling A.M.I.
  •  Director, Dover Montessori Country Day Academy
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Dover Montessori Country Day Academy offer?

Dover Montessori Country Day Academy offers 2 interscholastic sports: Gymnastics and Swimming.

When is the application deadline for Dover Montessori Country Day Academy?

The application deadline for Dover Montessori Country Day Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The best recommend for any school is a child's sincere love of learning. My child can't wait to go to school. She is curious about the world, practices her math skills and language skills in her play, loves books, and is eager to try new things. As an educator myself, I know these are the signs of an engaged and enthusiastic learner. I'm excited for my child to continue grow as a learner.
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I am continuously impressed by Dover Montessori. It allows children to find their own learning style, with subtle guidance from teachers and staff all along the way. I thought it was disorganized at first, and I was a little skeptical, but it really is just a way more in line with how kids learn. Really can't get a better value from any daycare or preschool in the area.
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Quick Stats (2023)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-1
  • Enrollment: 39 students
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Delaware is $10,186 for elementary schools and $11,694 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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