- 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).
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)
Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||61 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 18%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||8 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||8:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Becky Schell|
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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
SpartanburgGrades: PK-7 | 114 students
384 S Spring St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
HickoryGrades: PK-12 | 109 students
1225 29th Avenue Dr NE
Hickory, NC 28601
HickoryGrades: PK-8 | 131 students
2535 21st Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601
HuntersvilleGrades: PK-3 | 68 students
14101 Stumptown Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
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