MISSION STATEMENT: 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.
The specific goals for the children who attend VMS are:
To encourage a positive attitude toward school and learning
To encourage a sense of independence To encourage concentration and positive study habits
To foster an abiding curiosity To encourage initiative and persistence To foster self-discipline and orderly thinking
Versailles Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:
School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 11%
Academics and Faculty
Total Classroom Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
Classroom Dress Code
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Multi-child discounts offered
National avg.: 85%
Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Private Music Lessons
Private Music Lessons
- VMS is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization allowing donations to the school to be tax-deductible to the full extent permissible by law. VMS administration is responsible for day-to-day operations, finances, and school policy and reports to the board of directors. VMS is a member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). The school is recognized for its ongoing commitment to providing and sustaining a quality Montessori program through the Pathway of Continuous School Improvement. VMS administration and lead teaching staff are AMI or AMS certified.
- In 1965, the first Montessori school in Kentucky opened in Lexington. Among the students of that inaugural class was a young three-year-old boy named Tony Guagliardo. Tony was the youngest of five children, raised by two working parents who struggled to make ends meet yet realized the sustaining value of a Montessori educational experience.
- Flash forward to 1986, Tony and Rene begin their Association Montessori International (AMI), Primary Montessori training under the direction of Signorina Paolini, who worked directly with Dr. Maria Montessori. Signorina Paolini dedicated her life to Dr. Montessori`s ideas about child development. In the spring of 1987, after written, oral and practical exams from an international board of examiners, Tony and Rene received their AMI Primary diploma and returned to Versailles, Kentucky. In July of 1987, Tony and Rene opened Montessori`s House of the Children, Versailles' first Montessori school. They started with twelve children between the ages of three and six years.
- Seven years later, in May 1994, Versailles Montessori School, Inc. (VMS), an IRS-recognized 501C3 non-profit, was created, and by the fall of that year, VMS expanded its services by offering a toddler program and an elementary class. In September of 1997, the school's campus relocated onto 10 acres of donated land, allowing for outdoor science opportunities, organic gardens, a high tunnel greenhouse, wetlands, a sporting field, small farm animals, a small orchard, wildflower areas, and bird sanctuaries. In May 2011, after 24 years of dedicated service, Rene retired from VMS.
Source: Verified school update
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Versailles Montessori School cost?
Versailles Montessori School's tuition is approximately $9,400 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Versailles Montessori School?
The acceptance rate of Versailles Montessori School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 93%.
What is Versailles Montessori School's ranking?
Versailles Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Versailles Montessori School?
The application deadline for Versailles Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
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