Spruce Pine Montessori School

Spruce Pine Montessori School serves 73 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The student:teacher of Spruce Pine Montessori School is 18:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students73 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Spruce Pine Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,360
Tuition NotesThis is an average. Tuition varies dependant upon age-level and schedule.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMeghan Lundy-Jones

School Notes

  •  Founded in 1972 by parents who sought a creative, active learning environment for their young children, SPMS has grown for four decades into a highly respected center for pre-school through sixth grade. Located in the beautiful North Carolina mountains, our school prides itself on the integration of our community and its cultures. SPMS focuses on the Montessori approach to child-centered learning, by creating an environment where children feel secure, supported, and stimulated.We believe that excellent education is built around supporting the whole child. Starting in our toddler classroom (18 months to 3 years old), children are nurtured in an environment that is designed to meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of a growing child. Continuing in our primary (3-6 year olds) and elementary (6-12 year olds) programs, our teachers help students learn personal responsibility through peaceful resolution of minor conflicts and encourage a positive outlook regarding self and others. The core values in each classroom are respect for oneself, for others, and for the environment. We strive to share the importance of observation, inspiration, communication, and independence.The small size of our school allows close involvement among staff, students, and parents, creating a powerful sense of community. Thus, children feel valued for who they are, and parents become an important partner in the educational process.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Spruce Pine Montessori School is Tri-county Christian School (3.0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Genesis Academy, Inc. (10.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: K-12 | 28 students
    3 miles
    207 Pinebridge Ave
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 765-2969
    3 K-12
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: 2-12 | 10 students
    3.1 miles
    50 Altapass Trl
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 765-0660
    3.1 2-12
  • Spruce Pine
    Grades: K-10 | 108 students
    3.5 miles
    12021 S Us 19e
    Spruce Pine, NC 28777
    (828) 765-0510
    3.5 K-10
  • Burnsville
    Arthur Morgan School
    Arthur Morgan School Photo - In weaving class student studied the history of textiles and human cultures and learned to weave.
    Montessori School (Friends)
    Grades: 7-9 | 27 students
    9.4 miles
    60 AMS Circle
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    (828) 675-4262
    9.4 7-9
  • Burnsville
    Grades: PK-6 | 40 students
    10.3 miles
    1867 E Us Highway 19e
    Burnsville, NC 28714
    (828) 536-4819
    10.3 PK-6

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