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Elementary School

The Montessori Early Learning Center and School of the Arts Elementary School

Our Mission Statement

We believe that every child is precious and unique with unlimited artistic, spiritual and academic potential. We believe that if given a safe and prepared environment, every child can become self-motivated and self-disciplined. We believe in the principals and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori who believed that the greatness of human personality begins at birth.

"We must leave the spirit free to develop, for this is the whole of our mission". Maria Montessori, 1934

Grade levels available : 1st through 6th

School hours: 8:30 to 3:00 Extended day : 7:30 to 5:30

Our advanced curriculum makes this program perfect for the academically motivated child. Class size averages 15 students Our standardized test scores routinely place a minimum of 50% of the 3rd -6th graders tested in the prestigious Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP)

Admission requirements: Must have successfully completed a three year Montessori Primary program in an unmodified Montessori school or transfer from an accelerated program on or above grade level.

Cost: 690.00 monthly payable on the 1st and 15th of each month, 275.00 annual registration fee due at the time of enrollment and every April 1st thereafter and a 50.00 testing fee due in January.

Curriculum outlines for both lower (1-3) and upper (4-6) elementary and parent student handbooks are available online here:

Download the Lower Elementary Curriculum PDF.

Download the Upper Elementary Curriculum PDF.

Arts classes are available after school hours on campus.

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1101 Balsam Rd. Columbia, South Carolina 29210