Montessori School Of Columbia

Montessori at MSC: Serves children ages 3-12  Multi-age classrooms foster collaboration and social development
Specialized Montessori materials introduce interdisciplinary concepts with experiential learning
Teachers respect each student's pace and learning style  Individualized goals are established for each child-Independence and confidence are encouraged
Fosters freedom of movement and communication  Cultivates a respectful, productive community

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 139 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Montessori School Of Columbia ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1983

Student Body

Total Students
139 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
28%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Montessori School Of Columbia Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
23 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
no uniforms, no trademark character clothing

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Annual tuition for preschool: $9050-$9360 Annual tuition for elementary: $9950-10260 Aftercare cost: $2300 annually
Admissions Director
Sarah McCants
Admissions Associate
Leslie Greene

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess, Spanish

Arts and Music Programs:
art, chorus, music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
karate, physical education, yoga

School Notes

  • The Montessori School of Columbia sits on a peaceful, wooded three-acre campus in the heart of the Rosewood Neighborhood, just minutes from USC and Downtown Columbia. We serve 140 students in 3K through 6th grade. We are a warm community of families, staff, and students where children are inspired to learn. We offer an authentic Montessori education driven by each child`s innate love of learning. Children are provided with a rigorous, self-paced, and individualized curriculum. The Montessori School of Columbia strikes a good balance between recognizing children`s freedom of choice and ensuring that they receive the instruction they need.Students work in multi-aged classrooms. Concepts are taught using hands-on manipulatives and then those concepts are gradually moved to abstraction. With the Montessori materials, children are active participants in their learning process. At the primary (3K-5K) level, children learn without realizing they are learning. By the time a child leaves the primary program, he/she has a quiet sense of competence. The child has been introduced to story-telling, mathematics, geometry, and the arts, and the groundwork has been laid for what comes next.At the elementary level, in addition to language and mathematics, children study geometry, geography, history, life science, physical science, art, music, and Spanish. We focus on teaching students how to research.At all levels, children learn to respect themselves, others, and their environment. We make every effort to prepare the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. A child who completes our program over nine years is centered, competent, confident, and ready to take on any challenge.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Montessori School Of Columbia cost?
Montessori School Of Columbia's tuition is approximately $9,000 for private students.
What is Montessori School Of Columbia's ranking?
Montessori School Of Columbia ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Montessori School Of Columbia?
The application deadline for Montessori School Of Columbia is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
What neighborhood is Montessori School Of Columbia located?
Montessori School Of Columbia is located in the Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia, SC.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 139 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,000
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Columbia, SC is $11,280 for elementary schools and $12,735 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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