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Entrusted with Bluffton’s Children Since 1987

May River Montessori offers inspiring learning environments for ages 2-14

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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

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Admissions@MayRiverMontessori.com

Tuition and Payments:
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About May River Montessori

Our Mission

To inspire a lifelong passion for learning, to nurture creativity and independence, and to foster compassion and acceptance of others within an authentic Montessori environment enriched by the cultures and ecology of our Lowcountry home.

May River Montessori
May River Montessori

Our Vision

To provide an educational experience and community that fosters within the next generation world-changers and peacemakers. 

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.

May River Montessori
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.

ClassDojo App

May River Montessori uses ClassDojo to deliver updates and highlight activities in the classroom.  You can learn more about this app by going to classdojo.com.


SchoolCues App

May River Montessori uses SchoolCues to help with administration, admissions, and serves as the payment gateway for tuition.  You can learn more about this app by going to schoolcues.com.


Montessori Highlights

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May River Montessori3 days ago
More Field Day Fun!!!

Our elementary and middle school students enjoyed their day in the sun! There were slip'n'slide races, ax throwing (velcro of course), sack races, bubbles, tug-of-war, and more!

Thank you to our Parent Association for coordinating this fun event! Thank you to all the parent volunteers and sponsors!

#FieldDay #OutsideTime #OutsideFun

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May River Montessori4 days ago
Middle School Graduation Ceremony and Passion Projects Presentations!

Yesterday was a busy day for our upper classes!

Our upper elementary and adolescent students presented their passion projects to start off the evening of events.

Each year students are asked to prepare a passion project where they select a topic to research and present. This year, our students' passion projects ranged from computer security, ending animal cruelty, vocational education, eating disorders, and more. Students shared these presentations ten to twenty times with parents and friends in an open exhibit.

To end the night, our 6th grade and 8th grade students celebrated the first May River Montessori middle school graduation! There was some singing, speeches, and awards given at this ceremony.

Our 6th graders are bridging into the Adolescent Program, where they will start their next chapter in their education journey.

Our 8th graders are graduating from adolescence into High School, where they will further their education as they prepare for adult life.

We are very proud of our students and their accomplishments! Congratulations to all of our graduates and award winners!

#MiddleSchoolGraduation #PassionProjects #AMomentInTime

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May River Montessori1 week ago
Field Day!!!

Our Primary and Toddler students had a blast at Field Day today! They enjoyed water slides, a bounce obstacle course, face painting, Kona ice, bubbles, and a magician!

Thank you to our Parents Association for coordinating this fun event! Thank you to all the parent volunteers and sponsors!

#FieldDay #OutsideTime #OutsideFun

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May River Montessori2 weeks ago
This week is teacher appreciation week!

Each day we have something special planned! Help us show how grateful we are for our teachers' hard work and dedication. Make sure to use this helpful guide.

If you see a teacher, please let the know how much you appreciate them!

#TeacherAppreciation #CelebrateTeachers

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May River Montessori2 weeks ago
The 2021-2022 yearbook is almost ready! This special momento will make a great keepsake for your child.

If you haven't already ordered yours, click on this link. https://form.jotform.com/221165929000145

Orders are due by 5/4/22!

Special thanks to Safa Zeccola and Sarah Middleton for their hard work this year putting it together. If you are interested in helping next year, please email office@mayrivermontessori.com.

#schoolyearbook

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May River Montessori3 weeks ago
Please join us on Friday April 29th, for our Electronic Recycling/Fundraising Event in honor of Earth Day!

10:30am-5pm on the school campus.

MRM is partnering with E-Waste Recycler to help our families clear their homes of unwanted electronics. Our goal is at least 6000 lbs of electronics (it’s not as daunting as it sounds – the average 50" flat screen weighs between 30-40 lbs, the average game console is around 6 lbs, and the average tower computer is about 20 lbs).

We kindly ask for a donation of at least $20 per carload. The money raised during this fundraiser will go towards improvements on campus and program enrichment. We hope this event will be beneficial to both our families and the school community!

Acceptable items:
Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Cell Phones, Keyboards, Docking Stations, Computer Mice, Hard Drives, Printer Ink, Printer Toner, Circuit Boards, Flat Screen TVs, Printers, Copiers, DVD Players, VCRs, Stereo Equipment, Telephones, Game Consoles, Cable Boxes, Satellite Boxes, Modems, Routers, Switches, Servers, Racks, External Memory, Cables, Power Supplies, Processors, Batteries, Medical Electronics, Disk Drives, Mother Boards, Wires

Unacceptable items:
Hazardous Waste, Compressed Gas, Transformers, Any Liquids, Any CFCs, Scrap Metal, Radioactive Materials, Lead, Iron Pipes, Items with an objectionable odor, Light Ballasts, Flammable Materials, Garbage, Unidentifiable Materials or Items, Button Batteries, Household Batteries, Capacitors, Commercial Power Cables, Projection TVs, A/C Units, Concrete Materials Containing Asbestos. Mercury Switches, Large Appliances, Propane, Broken, Cracked, or Leaking Batteries

#EarthDay #ElectronicsRecycling

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Do you have questions or are you interested in learning more about our school and programs? Send us a message or email us at Office@MayRiverMontessori.com

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843-757-2312

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Reviews and Testimonials

“…it’s such a wonderful place.”

“We have 4 students here…our kids are all so different…this school is doing a really good job of meeting them where they’re at…helping them be the best version of themselves…”

Dr. Carey Christiansen Ford
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