Welcome to Salem Montessori School

We’re glad you’re here, and we look forward to introducing you to the incredible Montessori experience we offer children from beginning at 18 months. Our preschool offers toddler and Children’s Houses classrooms and our Elementary program offers kindergarten and lower elementary classrooms (grades 1-3). We are adding a grade per year up to fifth grade.

Salem Montessori School offers a half-day preschool and a full day elementary program. Our pre-school days are 9:00 am to Noon with an optional Lunch Bunch from Noon to 1 p.m. The elementary school days are 8:45 am to 3:00 pm. 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.

Click to read an article by SMS founder, Julie Smith, on the benefits of a Montessori Education.

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.

We are a private, non-profit corporation and an affiliate member of the American Montessori Society Our Preschool is housed at Home Moravian Church and our Elementary is housed at Kaleideum.

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 the administration of its education and admissions policies.

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