• Montessori Programs - Elementary

  • Program Description:

    Montesorri The Montessori Method of education is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth through adulthood. It views the child as naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment. It focuses on the development of the whole child — physical, social, emotional and cognitive. Components include multi-age groupings that foster peer learning, uninterrupted blocks of work time and guided choices of work activity. In addition, a full complement of specially designed Montessori learning materials is used in a specially prepared environment appropriate to the age of the child.

    Note: For elementary Montessori programs, applications are accepted for students in 3K through second grade with no Montessori experience. Applications for grades 3-5 are accepted for students transferring from a prior Montessori school.

  • Program Locations:

     BROCKMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    • Program Type: Whole school model
    • Grades: 3K - Fifth Grade
    • Eligibility Criteria: Open to students zoned for Bradley, Satchel Ford or Brennen elementary schools
    • Student Selection Method: Lottery
    • Enrollment Capacity: Twenty-five 3K slots available with limited slots for 4K through second grade
    • Bus Transportation: Provided for all students
    • Contact: Sharonda Giles, Principal, (803) 790-6743, sharonda.giles@richlandone.org

     LOGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    • Program Type: School-within-a-school model
    • Grades: 3K - Fifth Grade
    • Eligibility Criteria: Open to students zoned for the C.A. Johnson, Columbia, Eau Claire or W.J. Keenan high school clusters
    • Student Selection Method: Lottery
    • Enrollment Capacity: Twelve 3K slots available with limited slots for 4K through second grade
    • Bus Transportation: Provided for all students
    • Contact: David Copeland, principal, (803) 343-2917, david.copeland@richlandone.org

     CAUGHMAN ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    • Program Type: School-within-a-school model
    • Grades: 3K - Fifth Grade
    • Eligibility Criteria: Open to students zoned for A.C. Moore, Burnside, Caughman Road, Gadsden, Hopkins, Horrell Hill, Meadowfield, Mill Creek, Rosewood, South Kilbourne or Webber elementary schools
    • Student Selection Method: Lottery
    • Enrollment Capacity: Twelve 3K slots available with limited slots for 4K through second grade  
    • Bus Transportation: Provided for all students
    • Contacts: David Thorpe, principal (david.thorpe@richlandone.org), and Dr. Davenna Williams, assistant principal (davenna.williams@richlandone.org), (803) 783-5534
  • Round 3 Montessori Lottery for 2024-2025 for the following:

    Limited space availability 

    Brockman-1st, 2nd 

    -3rd-5th (Must have 3 prior years of Montessori)

    Caughman Road-3K

    -3rd-5th (Must have the 3 prior years of Montessori)

    Criteria:  Submit a Round 3 R1 Magnet Programs Application 

    Participate in the Round 3 Montessori Parent Information Session

     

    Thursday, May 30, 2024 @ 4:00 pm

    Location:  Waverly Administration Building

     

    R1 Montessori Parent Information Session Registration Link (Round 3)