Fostering independence, self-esteem and life long learning in Charleston, SC


The Montessori Learning Collective encourages a learning environment that is pivotal in allowing children to choose activities and independently learn how to navigate these learning experiences that are didactic or self correcting. Freedom of choice and movement stimulate curiosity and allow the child to utilize fine and gross motor skills throughout the learning process. Curiosity is nurtured and fostered as well as an appreciation for the natural world.

We hope you are considering the Montessori way of learning which focuses on the philosophy, curriculum and instruction developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and we would love the opportunity to help your child grow and develop using our curriculum.



  • All eligible community members vaccinated
  • Classes limited to 50% enrollment (max 12 children)
  • All, including children, are masked
  • Commercial air filters/open windows, hand washing, surface cleaning, community wide surveillance testing, outdoor education


We strive to connect and guide your child to their fullest potential. This is why we are rooted in our philosophy, mission and values that create the most rewarding teaching environment for our educators and students.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

We follow in the footsteps of Dr. Montessori by giving all children the freedom to develop their full potential by providing a learning environment that celebrates independence, self-confidence, collaboration, positive communication, and multicultural education. We serve the whole child and collaborate with families as a vital piece in our educational team to elevate our community.

Our Mission & Values

Our Mission & Values

We value diversity and inclusion in our community members, within our curriculum and classroom materials. We believe in supporting all individuals in the community to become lifelong learners, and productive members of the community. We teach and celebrate Peace. Children are empowered to joyfully learn in a collaborative supportive environment. Our school celebrates hands-on outdoor education and seeks every opportunity to allow the curiosity of children to develop as they explore and experience all that nature has to offer. The children, educators and parents are a TEAM, a trifecta partnership in a child’s holistic education.

Our Educators

Our Educators

We are professional educators with the freedom to practice the Montessori method with fidelity to the curriculum, instruction and theory as outlined by Dr. Maria Montessori through AMI/AMS teacher training programs. Our team are lifelong educators who pursue continued professional growth with a passion! Staff members have advanced training in: Early Childhood Development: M,Ed, Elementary Education: B.S, Montessori 0-3, 3-6 and 6-9, RIE training 0-3, MACAR (Montessori Applied to Children at Risk) through the Shelton School, Yoga for Kids, Orton Gillingham reading instruction for children with dyslexia, etc.

Our Environment

Our Environment

We provide high quality classrooms and outdoor learning environments. Children utilize our 4 acre campus to explore all subject areas with an emphasis on science/botany/zoology/gardening/jr.master naturalist studies. Yoga, art and music are also integrated into our outdoor classroom spaces. Children are outside 1-3x daily in all weather! We believe a rainy day is an opportunity to splash in puddles and catch raindrops. The magic of a joyful childhood is enhanced with quality, creative, outdoor educational experiences.


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    If you would like to contact the owner directly, please do so by emailing Bianca at [email protected]



    We are always looking for new ways to help our community learn more about the Montessori way. Please take a look at our events and sign up through the Eventbright page for each event via the link below.