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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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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:
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About May River Montessori

Our Mission

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

May River Montessori
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.

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
CALL FOR HELP - Saturday, August 13 at 8 AM! Volunteer Opportunities! Meet at the school campus!

We have a lot of work on campus that needs your help! If we have enough volunteers, it should only take a couple of hours. This time WILL COUNT towards your required 10 hours for the school year!

We will be helping Farmer B turning over the garden beds to prepare for the new school year. Come learn more about our garden in the process!

We will be filling the sand on the new playground. Have you seen the new turf? Come check it out and help with the sandbox!

Lastly we have some junk that needs to be hauled away, please bring your trucks! The more trucks the better!

Important: Please bring shovels and water for yourself to stay hydrated!!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the school on Saturday morning!

#MontessoriVolunteering #SchoolVolunteering #BackToSchool

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May River Montessori3 days ago
Introducing our 2022-2023 Teachers and Staff!

Today our wonderful team has started the exciting process of preparing for the new school year! We have many new faces this year and are pleased to welcome back our staff after a well-deserved break.

In just a few short days, we will start our new school year, and we are excited to see all of you soon!

We are looking forward to Friday for our Meet-Your-Teacher sessions. If you haven't already signed up for this, please make sure you call the office to schedule your child's time!

#Teachers #MontessoriTeachers #BackToSchool

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May River Montessori2 weeks ago
Popsicle Party!

Beat the heat and enjoy some time together with school friends this Sunday, July 31st, at the Dubois (Shrimp Boat Park) from 2-4pm.

The May River Montessori Parent Association is sponsoring a Popsicle Party for our students and families!

This is a great time to meet our new families and reconnect with old friends. We hope to see you on Sunday!

#SchoolSummerFun #PopsicleParty

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May River Montessori1 month ago
Happy Independence Day!

We hope you are having a great day and enjoying this holiday to honor our nation's independence.

To celebrate, our campus and offices are closed this week! If you have any questions, please email office@mayrivermontessori.com. We will be back in touch next week!

#4thOfJuly #IndependenceDay

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May River Montessori1 month 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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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 Montessori2 months 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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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

#mayrivermontessori #montessori #mrm #mayriver #bluffton #hiltonhead #southcarolina #education #school #independentchild #preschool #sensoryplay #earlylearning #elementaryschool #middleschool #montessorischool #montessorieducation
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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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