Montessori Day School began out of a vision I had for my own child to continue his Montessori education in the elementary years. The Montessori method honors the innate intelligence within children and provides a means where education is used to stimulate a child's natural desire to understand the world around him. My vision was supported by like-minded parents also wanting to fulfill their desires for their children's future.
In 2001, Montessori Day School (MDS) opened with 9 students in an Elementary I classroom. Interest in our school grew and in 2002, we expanded both the programs and space by beginning our second year with Toddler, Primary, and Elementary I classrooms in the Unity Church of Charleston's education wing. To better serve the community, the school became a non-profit organization, began offering Financial Assistance Programs, and became an enhanced provider of the DSS/ABC program. In 2005, a modular classroom was donated; allowing Elementary I and II to have more space and maximize their independent learning.
As we look toward the 2013-2014 school year and beyond, the vision for Montessori Day School's future continues to include further program enrichment and community outreach programs.
Founder, Head & Heart of School
MDS and OEC appreciates the varied contributions from members within our community that cooperate with us, helping us to be in alignment with our vision and our mission to offer quality Montessori education to many everyday families in the Charleston region.
S. Renee Singletary
Lucinda Olasov, Chair