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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
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Office@MayRiverMontessori.com

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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.

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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.

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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.


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May River Montessori5 days ago
We love to hear joyful sounds and pictured here are some of our toddlers singing in their music class!

Our nurturing Toddler Program starts at 24 months old. We are excited to guide the blossoming independence and practical life skills during this wonderful time in the child's life. Our Cottage Room group is a half-day program. The toddlers also participate in the Gardening, Art, and of course...Music Program. We love to see the children discovering, exploring, and most of all--smiling.

Our Toddler Program is very popular! We encourage families to consider early enrollment as our waiting list begins to fill.

Make sure to save your child's spot, you can find a link to schedule a tour here: https://portal.schoolcues.com/Portal/PreEnrollment/Index/2D2516E7-8D84-4177-9838-1C838F5B8966

For more information about the Toddler Program and Admissions, please follow this link on our website: https://mayrivermontessori.com/may-river-montessori/toddler-program/

#toddlermontessori #montessorimusic

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May River Montessori7 days ago
Thanks for the wonderful article Bluffton Sun! We are so proud of our students! 👏👏👏

https://www.blufftonsun.com/montessori-students-show-peaceful-intentions-with-pinwheels/

#pinwheelsforpeace #internationalpeaceday

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May River Montessori1 week ago
“At some given moment it happens that the child becomes deeply interested in a piece of work; we see it in the expression on his face, his intense concentration, the devotion to the exercise.”
—Maria Montessori, The Discovery of the Child

#mariamontessori #mariamontessoriquotes

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May River Montessori2 weeks ago
Special Highlight: This month our middle school students will also be learning about web development. Each student will publish a blog article about a topic they find interesting. The students will be responsible for researching the topic, discovering their target audience, developing the content, incorporating a supporting online product to sell, and publishing their blog on the web!

Pictured here are some of the students presenting their mind maps about the five possible blog topics they have brainstormed. Like a focus group, their classmates are helping to select the most interesting of the five topics.

Jeremy Hodge, from HDWebDev.com and our website designer of MayRiverMontessori.com, is leading this special class this month. It is his goal to inspire our students to view the internet as a place for purposeful creativity, sharing valuable information, and online entrepreneurship.

#webdevelopment #blog #youngentrepreneurs

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May River Montessori3 weeks ago
"...I'm really excited about the Grove room and Middle School program, as a whole, because of the opportunities they have to grow a business from scratch and run that, as a class. And all of the real world learning that they're going to have...

I think what sets [May River Montessori] apart is all of the teachers and administrators are very kind and very community oriented."

Thank you to Jenni Pirtle for sharing her kind words! #parentperspectives

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May River Montessori4 weeks ago
It's hard to believe it's already October! Here is a look back over some of our fun from September!

Family Night - Jana Morgan Herman's Parent Education presentation and dinner from our Gardening Program was a great success! Thank you to everyone who made this such a great event! We had the great pleasure of hosting Jana Morgan Herman. Jana shared a wealth of information and strategies for helping your family navigate the technology-rich world in a way that supports your child's needs and natural development. We are looking forward to Jana's return to our school for a NEW parent workshop in the spring!

Sip For Zip - The Middle Schoolers were at the Bluffton Farmers' Market giving out free organic lemonade in exchange for the customer's zip code. They are doing market research to determine how many locals or tourists are attending the market.

Our Spanish, music, art, and gardening programs are all in full swing as well! So much to be excited about!

This month, as Autumn begins taking shape, we have many exciting events to make note of! We will be planting our Pinwheels for Peace on Oct 5th. Our PA meeting is to be held on Oct 6th at 8:45am on the Elementary Playground. Family Movie Night will be Oct 8th! And we cannot forget about our exciting Trick-or-Trail on Oct 30th. Mark you calendars for all these exciting events!

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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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