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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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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.

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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.

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 Montessori2 days ago
BOOK RECOMMENDATION:
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelson Ed.D.

Hey families! We hope your summer break is going awesome! If you're looking to understand how to connect better as a parent and family, check out the book: Positive Discipline.

During our last parent workshop, Jana Morgan Herman suggested this as her #1 book recommendation! It is full of great tips, wisdom, and tested methods.

+ Gain a deeper connection with your child and family.
+ Challenge traditional thoughts on punishment.
+ Natural vs logical consequences, or is there another way?
+ Is your perspective on your child's behavior causing more difficulty?
+ Understand how your parenting style is based on your own childhood.

You can get it from all your favorite online outlets or even from the library!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0345487672/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_FYEADSD9XQ6SS1BQ3Q7S

https://sclends.lib.sc.us/eg/opac/record/2782918?locg=1;detail_record_view=0;query=series%3APositive%20discipline

Enjoy!

#PositiveDiscipline #FamilyConnection #BookClub

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May River Montessori4 days ago
"...The thing I would tell a parent is the wholly loving and accepting environment here..."

Thank you to Sarah Middleton for sharing her kind words!

#parentperspectives

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May River Montessori1 week ago
It's hard to believe that it's been a month since the last day of our 2021-22 school year! Like us, we hope you have been enjoying the summer break and are taking this time to recharge!

We have been busy preparing for our new school year coming in August and look forward to seeing all of our families soon.

FUN SURVEY:

Summer Break is _________.
1) too short
2) too long
3) the perfect amount of time

Tell us your selection in a comment below!

#SummerSurvey #SummerBreak #BackToSchool

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May River Montessori3 weeks ago
MRM Goes Bananas!

Come out and join in the fun at Grayson Stadium on August 20, 2022! On top of seeing the most entertaining team in baseball and getting all you can eat and drink at the concession stands, you will also be supporting our school!

A portion of each ticket sold through this link will come directly back to May River Montessori! https://bananas.fansfirsttickets.com/order/group/MRMBananas/

Tickets are $20.00 apiece.
The game starts at 7:00 pm, but the doors open at 5:30 pm so you can enjoy the included food and drinks, along with watching the teams warm-up, which is just as much fun as the game itself!

Make sure you purchase your tickets as soon as possible – these games sell out quickly! Don’t forget to check out the articles on the Savannah Bananas in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ESPN, The Boston Globe, the segment on CBS Sunday Morning, and their extremely fun TikTok page!

New York Times Article: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/31/arts/dance/savannah-bananas-tik-tok-baseball.html?referringSource=articleShare

CBS Sunday Morning Segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmJBDn2sSww

#SavannahBananas #Fundraiser #FamilyNight

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May River Montessori3 weeks ago
2022 Middle School Field Trip Recap

During the last week of school, The Grove (grades 7-8) went on an unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C. The trip provided an amazing opportunity to learn about our nation's history and to take in all of the amazing exhibits of the Smithsonian museums. Most importantly, it was a chance to create precious memories as a class before sending off many of our 8th grade graduates.

There were 16 total people: 12 students, 3 teachers, and 1 parent volunteer.

Here is a brief list of their activities: 3 Smithsonian Museums, The National Zoo, The U.S. Botanical Gardens, Tour of the National Mall, Tour of the United States Capitol, and even a trip to Medieval Times in Baltimore.

We are grateful for this opportunity to send our students, staff, and parents on this exciting trip. Thank you to all that helped make this trip possible. We look forward to future trips next school year!

#MontessoriFieldTrip #WashingtonDC #MiddleSchoolTrip

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May River Montessori1 month ago
2022 Camping Trip Highlights!

Earlier this month, The Oak Room students (grades 4-6) attended Camp Earthshine. Camp Earthshine was an opportunity for the students to bring the classroom outside into nature.

Through teamwork and community building, students were able to connect to their classmates as well as deepen their knowledge of the science units we studied this school year.

There were a total of 26 people on the trip - 20 students, 3 teachers, and 3 parent volunteers. We raised $10,000 to attend the trip through our work at Farmers Market, Pizza Fridays, and the car wash.

Some of the activities that we participated in were: rock climbing, wilderness survival skills, watershed and water cycle information, as well as a scavenger hunt through the woods (AdventureQuest).

It really was an awesome experience!

#CampEarthshine #OutsideTime #MontessoriCamp

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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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