Montessori at Sandy Ford is the oldest established, private, secular school in the Catawba Valley, celebrating over 30 years of education, serving children ages 3-14.
The Directors, Mary Helen Cline and Kenyon Kelly, are certified by the Montessori Institute of America (MIA) and Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).
Other staff members have received child development and Montessori training through the Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 61 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
61 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Montessori at Sandy Ford Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Becky Schell

School Notes

Montessori at Sandy Ford is an educational community whose mission is:

  • To prepare an environment that nurtures each individual's intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth;
  • To work in partnership with families to guide students in becoming responsible, contributing members of their communities;
  • To celebrate diversity and foster respect for life;
  • To follow each child, providing thoughtful, challenging learning opportunites in an atmosphere of cooperation;
  • To cultivate a lifelong joy of learning;
  • by following Dr. Maria Montessori's practices, philosophy, and vision.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 61 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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