Salem Montessori Programs
I have never met a more passionate, caring, dedicated, nurturing and more knowledgeable group of teachers and staff. Every child is loved and respected for their own individual personality, talents, and needs. My children have grown so much - socially, emotionally, and academically - in their time at SMS. They can’t wait to go to school in the morning. They have fostered a love of learning and growth that I hope my children with continue to carry with them for years to come.
Letting kids direct their own learning,
experience the power of deep concentration, and feel loved!
The amazing teachers. The environment that cultivates curiosity and learning.
I trust my children are being nurtured in a safe and loving way to develop not just a love of learning, but also healthy social skills, healthy creativity, and even healthy habits of movement and nutrition.
We love SMS because of its intimate, supportive, and familial setting.
The community is composed of caring, warm, thoughtful, and loving teachers and staff. It is truly a one of a kind educational experience. We love how SMS fosters and encourages the love of self, others, and the environment and how SMS meets the child where they are with an individualized work plan. Above all else, the supportive and collaborative SMS community is the school’s most valuable asset!
The loving community...
...and our shared passion for our children.
I love the SMS environment...
... of nurturing, learning, curiosity and care.
I love the community of this school.
Community for me is the support I feel as a teacher from my co-workers, the administration and parents. I know how special this is and I am grateful for it every day.
I love that each staff member is here because they truly respect children and want to do what is best for each individual child.
As teachers I love that we are firmly grounded in the Montessori method, yet recognize the value and implementation of outside strategies and methods in order to best reach each child.
In all of the schools I have served in, I have never seen an organization where relationships are as strong as they are here.
The care with which teachers approach students, the support that staff provide to one another and the partnership between the school and parents creates a connection that is unique. This is the foundation for the joy that students feel and exude each day!
At SMS, the people show genuine kindness towards one another.
I see how well the staff listen with open hearts and minds to what others bring to the table. This community works together and supports the children building their independence.
SMS radiates warmth and embodies a peaceful presence.
In a world of unknowns, the SMS community is consistently nurturing. Salem Montessori offers a philosophically grounded and genuine approach to education and socialization that inspired my Montessori certification and led to my teaching career. Presently, I am at a place of coming full circle as my children attend and thrive in the fellowship of our devoted school community.
SMS is Moving!
SMS has been such a special place for a long time. The sense of community, focus on parent partnership, and intimacy remain at the heart of who we are and will continue to be.
A school with purpose
Below are just a few of the benefits of our new space:
- All classrooms have: restroom, sink and door directly to outside classroom
- Lower Elementary (1st-3rd Grade): Also have sections based on different student learning profiles
- Upper Elementary (4th-5th): Also have rooms are also designed for technology integrations.
- The Gathering Space Open space for up to 130 people for performances, flexible seating and more.
- Breakout Zone Flexible space for learning, mentoring, collaborations and after school activities