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Entrusted with Bluffton’s Children Since 1987

May River Montessori offers inspiring learning environments for ages 2-15

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We inspire a love of learning, compassion, and acceptance through an authentic Montessori community.”

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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

Admissions:
Admissions@MayRiverMontessori.com

Tuition and Payments:
Books@MayRiverMontessori.com

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About May River Montessori

Our Mission

We inspire a love of learning, compassion, and acceptance through an authentic Montessori community.

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May River Montessori

Our Vision

Shaping future generations of 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.

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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.

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 Montessori2 weeks ago
Today we are taking a look at our specials! It is exciting to see the students digging into their work!

Farmer B is helping the students plant carrots.

Ms. Christine is reviewing colors in Spanish.

Ms. Kalen is getting the students moving with some songs and dance.

Ms. Sari is helping the students with their paintings.

#MontessoriGardening #MontessoriArt #MontessoriSpanish #MontessoriMusic

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May River Montessori4 weeks ago
Updates from the Grove!

This month our middle school students are working with scrap materials to develop new products, "Junk Art", for sale at the local farmer's market! You can see this week they're working on patchwork flags.

This weekly class is being led by a local artisan, Stella Anderson. She specializes in Creative Reuse and Education. She has over 20 years of experience taking junk and making it into art. We are excited that she is leading our first special class this year.

"It's rewarding to see the creativity these students show when they have access to these materials!"

Keep an eye out at the farmer's market for more products from our students!

#CreativeReuse #Upcycle #MontessoriSpecials

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May River Montessori1 month ago
Due to the amazing response, here is the flyer with all the information for the upcoming golf event:

Join us for the first annual MRM Golf & Grow Scramble! To register a team or sponsorship, email Golf@MayRiverMontessori.com or fill out the Registration section in the flyer and return with payment. It’s going to be a lot of fun!!

Have a contact in the golf world? We’d greatly appreciate any golf related swag donations (certificates for rounds, lessons, merchandise, etc). All team, sponsor and swag donations are tax deductible!!

Sponsor and Team deadline is September 16.

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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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May River Montessori1 month ago
Save the Date!

The First Annual Golf and Grow Scramble is October 1st! Get ready for a great day at the Country Club of Hilton Head!

We will be raising money for our campus updates! Come out and support our great school.

To register, email: golf@mayrivermontessori.com

#GolfTournament #MontessoriFundraiser

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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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May River Montessori1 month ago
Spirit night is back!

Next Monday, August 29th, come out to Local Pie in Bluffton to support our school at our first Spirit Night of the Year!

10% of ALL sales after 4 PM come directly back to MRM!

#SpiritNight

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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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May River Montessori1 month ago
It's officially the first day of school! Welcome back!

We are so excited about this day and hope you are too! Check out some of these photos from around the campus this morning!

#BackToSchool #MontessoriBackToSchool

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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

MayRiverMontessori.com
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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