Welcome to the Salem Montessori School

The Board has voted to expand SMS into Elementary grades for the 2020-2021 school year. This topic has been explored for many years by the Board and we now find ourselves uniquely positioned to grow. Click the image above or here to read the full story.

If you would like to apply to our elementary program, please email Julie Smith, smsjuliesmith@gmail.com, for an application.

We’re glad you’re here, and we look forward to introducing you to the incredible Montessori experience we offer children from the ages of 18 months to 6 years. We are also offering an elementary program from K-2.

We are celebrating 20 years of Montessori this year!

Salem Montessori School is a half-day school. Our school days are 9 a.m. to Noon with an optional Lunch Bunch from Noon to 1 p.m. The school calendar is late August through May.

As a Montessori School, we appreciate and celebrate that children are eager, spontaneous learners, curious about the world around them. Our role is to preserve and nurture their natural curiosity and help them develop an openness to the limitless possibilities of life. We view our role at Salem Montessori School as an extension of the educational experience that your child has in your home.

Our mission statement:

Salem Montessori School provides a joyful, collaborative learning environment that supports the natural development of the young child and honors the desire for independence and innovation.

Our core values include:

  • Montessori’s view of the child as independent, intrinsically motivated, and actively learning
  • A collaborative environment between teachers, children, and their families
  • Teachers who are sensitive, well-trained, and lifelong learners
  • An environment prepared for the child that is safe, orderly, beautiful, and mindful of natural resources
  • Respect for the similarities and differences in people, cultures, and ideas

Montessori students develop a love of learning, keen concentration, a global perspective, respect for self and all of life, care for the natural world, and exploration of faith through stories of the Bible.

We are a private, non-profit corporation housed at Home Moravian Church, and we are an affiliate member of the American Montessori Society.

Salem Montessori School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education and admissions policies.

Parents of prospective students are invited to visit the school. Click to sign up for one of our “Getting to know SMS” meetings during the school year.


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