I joined Maria Montessori’s posse in 2004 when I enrolled my son and daughter in the Montessori school of John’s Island! It is an amazing place with the most wonderful staff. Now I have received news that my very own Elliotborough neighborhood has a free public Montessori school within Mitchell Elementary School, Charleston Sc. For downtown parents this is good news indeed! Read on…
Application to Mitchell Elementary Montessori School
Mitchell Elementary School, our neighborhood school, is accepting applications until Dec 3 for its popular Montessori and Math and Science programs.
Now in its second year as magnet school, the school has made progress in great strides, and the Montessori program in particular has been praised as a great success.
Mitchell is accepting applications for its Montessori program starting in August 2011 for 3 and 4 year olds and also for 5 and 6 year olds with Montessori experience. The school will add classes as the existing students ‘age up’. Mitchell is also accepting applications for its excellent Math & Science program in the elementary grades. For both Montessori and Math & Science programs, priority is given to applicants in the attendance zone, which includes most of our neighborhood.
Neighbors Kirsty Sutton and Ian Tomlinson have been consistently impressed by Mitchell since they had their daughter enroll in the Montessori preschool last year. Kirsty says “The teachers are wonderful, the facility and programs excellent, and the parents really committed to the continued growth of the program. Free, public Montessori is REALLY hard to find, we we feel lucky to be a part of this exciting new ‘school within a school’ and definitely encourage others to apply”
Anyone interested can call the principal, Dirk Bedford, at the school, at 843.724.7261. Kirsty is also happy to answer questions about Mitchell or Montessori in general and she can be reached at 843.532.3324.