Welcome to the 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 the ages of 16 months to 6 years.

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

Latest School News & Notes

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. Please call Karen Wilson, school head, at 336-748-0800 for an appointment, and to learn more about the Montessori education experience.


3 weeks ago

Salem Montessori School

This fall, Kaleideum’s Peppercorn Theatre for young children will be an outside vendor coming on site to SMS to offer a children’s theatre enrichment program on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS from 1:00-2:00 pm for CHILDREN AGES FOUR and OLDER. Children may enroll for one day or two days a week. The first term will run from mid-September to mid-December and will be limited to 12 students per day. Based off of interest and demand, there is opportunity for the program to grow to accept more children over time.

This is not a part of SMS’s normal school day and all registration will be handled through Kaleideum, but will be facilitated by SMS. This is an enrichment activity EXCLUSIVE to Salem Montessori School. WE ARE THE FIRST AND ONLY LOCAL SCHOOL TO PARTNER WITH PEPPERCORN THEATRE and we are excited to bring their creative learning opportunities to our older students!

More details on registration and cost will be coming very soon, but we wanted to share this exciting news with our families now!

JoAnn White, SMS Board Chair
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