The mission of Versailles Montessori School is: * To provide a carefully planned educational environment based on Dr. Maria Montessori's educational principles.
* To create peace through education - one child at a time.
Versailles Montessori School actively seeks a wide variety of staff and children in order to share the rich resources we all have to offer.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,400
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded
1987

Student Body

Total Students
99 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 11%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size
24 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Multi-child discounts offered
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tony Guagliardo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Private Music Lessons

School Notes

  • VMS is an accredited private school through the Kentucky State Board of Education. VMS' elementary program is also an accredited Montessori program through AMI - Association Montessori International. VMS is a member of the American Montessori Society.  All VMS administration and lead teaching staff are AMI or AMS certified. In May 1986, Tony and Ren Guagliardo traveled to Italy to receive their Primary Montessori Training. They graduated with their AMI Montessori Primary Teaching Certificates in May 1987. Upon their return to Woodford County in July 1987, they formed Montessori's House of the Children, a two room school with a staff of one. Seven years later in May 1994 VMS was incorporated in Kentucky. VMS also filed and received tax exempt status from the IRS. The school expanded into elementary grades and toddler classes and began the fall 1994 school year with 90 plus students and a staff of 12. In September of 1997, the school's campus was relocated on 10 acres of donated land allowing for outdoor science labs, organic gardens, sporting fields, small farm animals, orchards, wild flower fields, and bird sanctuaries. The school's building includes 2 toddler classes, 2 primary classes, 2 elementary classes. Each classroom exits onto a 8 foot wide covered porch and fenced play area. Each classroom has access to a 1,900 sq. ft. library/media center. A 2,400 sq. ft. basement is located directly below the primary wing. Administration offices can be found at the entrance of the building. VMS is a non profit 501(C)3 organization that allows any and all donations made to the school, to be tax deductible.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,400
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Average class size: 24 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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