We offer an authentic Montessori education that fosters Whole Child development by creating joyful classroom environments true to the research-based educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
Academic Programs within SVCMS
Children’s House (ages 3-6) – Preschool & Kindergarten
Lower Elementary (ages 6-9) – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Years
Upper Elementary (ages 9-12) – 4th, 5th & 6th Years
Middle School (ages 12-14) – 7th & 8th Years
From preschool through middle school, our highly experienced and highly qualified Guides act as facilitators of student learning, dedicated to putting fundamental Montessori concepts into practice.
Guides provide small group and individual lessons as other students work independently on their own pursuits within the classroom.
“The child is capable of developing and giving us tangible proof of the possibility of a better humanity. He has shown us the true process of construction of the human being. We have seen children totally change as they acquire a love for things and as their sense of order, discipline, and self-control develops within them ... The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”
– Dr. Maria Montessori, Education and Peace
Each three-year, mixed-age classroom (ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-14), based on Dr. Montessori’s Planes of Development, is prepared with beautiful, inspiring Montessori materials.
Students enjoy an uninterrupted, three-hour work cycle every day, during which they are encouraged to interact socially, learn from and teach each other, and develop strong relationships with their peers and Guides.
Our responsive programs allow each student to progress at his or her own pace while developing the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills and behaviors that form the basis for all that follows in school and in life.
Schedule a visit to experience an authentic Montessori classroom.