Versailles Montessori School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori International (AMI)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students99 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 9%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,599
Tuition NotesMulti-child discounts offered
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTony Guagliardo


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.

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Versailles
    St. Leo School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 203 students
    2.8 miles
    255 Huntertown Rd.
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (859) 873-4591
    2.8 PK-8
  • Versailles
    Grades: K-5 | 60 students
    3.5 miles
    320 Hope Ln
    Versailles, KY 40383
    (859) 873-0288
    3.5 K-5
  • Lexington
    Little Elks Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Disciples of Christ)
    Grades: NS-PK | 126 students
    7.1 miles
    4343 Harrodsburg Road
    Lexington, KY 40513
    (859) 223-3557
    7.1 NS-PK
  • Lexington
    Fayette Co-op Nursery School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 31 students
    8.5 miles
    3564-a Clays Mill Rd
    Lexington, KY 40503
    (859) 276-6350
    8.5 PK-K
  • Lexington
    Grades: PK-8 | 662 students
    8.9 miles
    1050 Lane Allen Road
    Lexington, KY 40504
    (859) 278-0501
    8.9 PK-8

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