The Montessori School Of Camden

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Children receive individual instruction in a Montessori classroom.
  • The Montessori School of Camden is a private, independent school located between Camden and Lugoff.
  • MSC’s mission is to nurture the “whole” child to inspire independence and a lifetime love of learning.
  • Founded by Dr. Sheryl Sweet in 1979 as The Montessori Pre-School at the Joseph Kershaw Academy (JKA), the school now occupies an eleven acre campus and serves children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
  • The MSC curriculum is based on the different developmental stages of the child.
  • This carefully developed Montessori Method uses hands-on materials to encourage a concrete understanding of abstract principles.
  • The multi-age classrooms help the children develop self-esteem and self-discipline, independence, and respect for and cooperation with fellow individuals.
  • With a low student to teacher ratio, the Montessori teachers observe, instruct, and encourage students to explore and to work at their own pace. This non-competitive environment allows creativity and learning to flourish.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1979

Student Body

Total Students92 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeThe Montessori School Of Camden Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
20%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies by student level. Contact school for details.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

School Notes

  • MSC is one of very few bilingual Montessori programs in the US, with a native speaker of Spanish in Infant, Toddler, and Primary classrooms.

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,053 for elementary schools and $6,579 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).