Wilmington Montessori School

  • Wilmington Montessori School is a collaborative learning community rooted in Montessori principles, inspiring the joyful discovery of self and a passion for learning and independent thinking.
  • We empower children to be knowledgeable and responsible contributors to the global community.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Delaware Association of Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1964
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost Notes120-355 per week - range depending on age level, program type and package.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students199 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Wilmington Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes$7,436 - 28,188 - range depending on age level, program type and package.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,373
Admissions DirectorPaula Sharpe


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Summer Camp

Club or Organization:
Eco-Student Council, Knitting Club, Math League, Odyssey of the Mind, Open Maker Studio, Spanish Adventure

Arts and Music Programs:
Irish Dance, Steel Drum Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club, Soccer Shots, Tennis, Yoga

School Notes

  • Serving ages 12 months through 14 years
  • Before, after-school and "school's out" programs
  • Full and half-day options
  • Summer camp
  • Challenging academics
  • Strong arts programs
  • Spanish language instruction beginning in preschool
  • Beautiful 25-acre campus
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) instruction for all age levels.
  • Three Maker (STEAM) Studios
  • Integrated technology throughout Elementary program with 1:1 iPad/laptop program for grades 4-8
  • Focus on community service
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Wilmington
    Grades: K-5 | 38 students
    3.9 miles
    101 Garden Of Eden Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 478-5026
    3.9 K-5
  • Wilmington
    Grades: PK-K | 24 students
    7.4 miles
    1401 Faulkland Road
    Wilmington, DE 19805
    (302) 633-1600
    7.4 PK-K
  • Wilmington
    Centerville Layton School
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    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 102 students
    7.7 miles
    6201 Kennett Pike
    Wilmington, DE 19807
    (302) 571-0230
    7.7 PK-12
  • Wilmington
    Grades: PK-K | 102 students
    2.9 miles
    2848 Grubb Rd
    Wilmington, DE 19810
    (302) 529-9259
    2.9 PK-K
  • Wilmington
    The Claremont School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 3 students
    1.4 miles
    1501 Marsh Road
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 478-4531
    1.4 NS-K

School Reviews

I have 2 WMS graduates and they have excelled in their post-WMS schooling thanks to the high level academics and support for great life skills. They are both self-driven, super curious and seek to understand thanks to WMS. My oldest now in high school, is appreciated by his teachers because they enjoy having him in their classes - teachers have said that he raises the learning level in the whole class and inspires other students through his enthusiasm, participation and knowledge. And my kids ENJOYED their childhood thanks to the super joyful environment at WMS and the lack of pressure from school - my kids were encouraged to develop their own drive to succeed.
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