Montessori School of Columbia History


The Montessori School of Columbia began in 1983 when six families sought to give their children a challenging, enriching educational experience. Intrigued by the Montessori curriculum and its positive influence on their kindergarteners, these families established a Montessori elementary school for the Midlands. In 1999 the school expanded to offer a K3—K5 program.

At MSC we strive to develop the unique capabilities of each child. Guided by the work of Dr. Maria Montessori and informed by current research, our committed staff honors the natural curiosity of children. Our academically rigorous, self-paced curriculum allows children to work according to their own development levels.

In multi-age classes, children discover the dignity of work as well as the importance of caring for themselves and others. Since we attract families from a rich array of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, MSC students learn to be citizens of the world. Our mission is to foster a love of learning that will guide and sustain children throughout their lives.

To see more about our future expansion, please visit: Future Expansion