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  • "Wonderful, safe, and loving environment for children"

    May River Montessori provides a wonderful, safe, and loving environment for children. It has been amazing to watch our daughter thrive and grow. We are so proud to be a part of this school!

    Jessica Sirak-Smith
    Parent
  • "Absolutely the best Montessori learning environment"

    Absolutely the best Montessori learning environment in Bluffton. 5 star rating.

    David Abney
    Parent
  • "Love the teachers, staff, students and families!"

    Best school ever! Love the teachers, staff, students and families!

    Katie Aita Houpt
    Parent

Location and Contact Info

May River Montessori

School Address:
60 Calhoun Street, Bluffton SC, 29910

Mailing address: 
P.O. Box 2557, Bluffton SC, 29910

843-757-2312
843-757-4374
Office@MayRiverMontessori.com

  • "My daughter loves it!"

    A wonderful, loving environment for children to learn and grow! My daughter loves it!

    Kristy Wilkinson Abney
    Parent

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About May River Montessori

Our Mission

Our Mission is to nurture each child’s natural development. to inspire curiosity, creativity, and imagination and to foster academic excellence. We cultivate an environment rich with warmth, kindness and respect. We are committed to the development of the whole child, enabling each to celebrate individual gifts and reach his or her greatest potential.

May River Montessori
May River Montessori

Our Vision

May River Montessori was established in 1987 to help meet the needs of Bluffton families. We are a safe, loving, Montessori environment in which the periods of development are touched in such a sensitive, nurturing way that great leaps of confidence are promoted and children grow physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Our Heritage

May River Montessori opened its doors in August of 1987 to 17 young children who became the school’s first students. In four short years, the school’s growth exceeded the capacity of the original site. Over the last three decades, the school has continued to grow through three relocations and over seven major additions and renovations to its current home. May River Montessori has played a significant role in the social and educational environment of the growing Bluffton community.

The brainchild of two mothers, May River Montessori, has grown and flourished throughout the years, touching the lives and hearts of hundreds of families. In turn, each of these families has become a beautiful part of May River Montessori’s heritage and has helped to make the school what it is today.

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May River Montessori

Our Organization

May River Montessori Is a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 C-3 corporation. Voluntary contributions to MRM, where no goods or services are received in turn, are tax deductible as defined in the IRS guidelines. May River Montessori will look beyond tuition income to voluntary contributions from families and friends of the school who want to invest in the school’s development.

The school is licensed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) and operates under the guidelines of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

What is the Montessori Method?

The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that every child carries unseen within, the adult he/she will become. In order to develop their physical, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, children must have freedom – freedom to be achieved through order and self-discipline. The world of the child is full of sights and sounds, which at first appear chaotic. From this chaos, the child must gradually create order, and learn to distinguish among the impressions that assail his/her senses, slowly but surely gaining mastery of self and the environment.

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Staff

Our caring team of teachers and guides is dedicated to helping your child grow through the proven Montessori Method.  If you are interested in joining our team please contact us at Office@MayRiverMontessori.com.

 

Policy of Non-Discrimination

May River Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies and other school administered programs.

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May River Montessori

Policy of Tolerance

May River Montessori chooses to be embracive and tolerant of the religious backgrounds of its students and welcomes the sharing of the cultural aspects of those religions in a spirit of respect. The children often offer a prayer of thanksgiving to God before snacks and meals. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Easter are celebrated as holidays. American patriotic holidays are also observed in accordance with the national calendar.

Flyer School App

May River Montessori uses Flyer School App to deliver important updates and highlight activities.  You can learn more about this app by going to flyerconnect.org.


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Thank you to our amazing Teachers and staff at MRM we are so blessed to have you all!
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HARVEST PICKUP FOR MRM FAMILIES AND TEACHERS TODAY! 5-7pm
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Farmer B @brentwearren has graciously organized a massive harvest of the school's gardens and will be bagging the produce for families to pick up between 5:00PM-7:00PM. Come and get a bag of fresh lettuce, kale, and root veggies!

To pick up your veggies pull through the normal morning carpool route, follow the signs and pull through the elementary driveway, pick up your bag from the elementary picnic area and be on your way! Please do not stop or congregate. This is a drive by pick up only 🙂 #mrmproud
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We will get through this together. #mrmproud

Reviews and Testimonials

“May River Montessori is simply the best!”

We are very pleased with the school and staff.  Our son enjoys going to school each day and comes home to tell us about all the work he is doing!  May River Montessori is simply the best!

Jeremy Hodge
Parent

  • "Both of my children attend and I couldn't be happier..."

    Both my children attend and I could not be happier with our decision. Best teachers ever! Amazing curriculum and very mirrored to how we are raising them at home. My sons teachers have their hearts, and mine. Sharon does everything she can to protect those kids and make fussy parents happy. I appreciate everyone there. The after school program is awesome. This year we don’t need it, but my kids ask to stay after to be a part of it!

    You know it’s a great school when they don’t want to leave.

    My only complaint is that it doesn’t go up through high school. Hoping it continues to grow and by the time my children reach that grade, they would have built one.

    Beckie Bursey
    Parent
  • "Caring compassionate teachers are really the heart and soul of the school..."

    May River Montessori is an exceptional school in so many ways. The caring compassionate teachers are really the heart and soul of the school – from the 18 month+ “Cottage” all the way through the 6th grade. We have been at the school for 6 years and become more and more impressed each year.

    Jessi Lee Dolnik
    Parent
  • "Incredible job each and every day!"

    My daughter excels in the learning environment that MRM has created. Thank you to all the teachers and staff, who do an incredible job each and every day!

    Kimberly Cavanagh
    Parent

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