Montessori program philosophy has been linked to the teaching of critical thinking skills, developmentally appropriate instruction, multicultural curriculum, multi-sensory curriculum, integrated curriculum and cooperative learning. The Montessori method is based on a child’s natural desire to learn. Students actively learn within a prepared environment of attractive, carefully sequenced materials and engage in many independent tasks that they complete at their own pace. The Montessori program is organized into multi-aged classrooms that include the lower elementary for 1st through 3rd graders and the upper elementary that include 4th and 5th graders.

Schools Offering Montessori:
Beaufort Elementary School
River Ridge Academy

Montessori Applications
Parents seeking to enroll their children in either of the two Montessori program – even those parents who live within the Beaufort Elementary and River Ridge Academy attendance zones – must complete a school choice application form and designate Montessori as their instructional choice.