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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 73 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,360
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
73 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Spruce Pine Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is an average. Tuition varies dependant upon age-level and schedule.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Meghan 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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 73 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,360
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,075 for elementary schools and $10,133 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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