Montessori School of Pawleys Island
- South Carolina
The Montessori School of Pawleys Island is a nonprofit 501(c3) organization offering a complete Montessori Education for children 8 weeks to 6 years using a unique method of teaching developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori that grew out of 50 years of observing how children best learn.
Our school mission is to provide a safe Montessori environment that empowers and challenges children to achieve, and promotes independence, self-confidence and the love of learning.
Montessori offers a unique approach to education where emphasis is placed on all five senses, not just listening, watching or reading. It is implemented using specially designed and constructed hands-on materials in a carefully prepared environment in which children are guided through a choice of activities from numerous possibilities. Utilizing a child’s natural tendency to learn by active participation, the Montessori method offers multiple levels of progress assuring that each child can learn at their own individual pace. Children are placed in three-year age groups allowing younger students to learn from older students, and older students to serve as mentors and reinforce their learning by teaching concepts they have already mastered. Montessori School of Pawleys Island offers three education programs: