The Montessori School of Camden is a private, independent school located between Camden and Lugoff. MSC’s mission is to nurture the
“whole” child to inspire independence and a lifetime love of learning.
Founded by Dr. Sheryl Sweet in 1979 as The Montessori Pre-School at the Joseph Kershaw
Academy (JKA), the school now occupies an
eleven acre campus and serves children 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
The MSC curriculum is based on the different developmental stages of the child. This carefully developed Montessori Method uses hands-on
materials to encourage a concrete understanding of abstract principles. The multi-age classrooms help the children develop self-esteem and
self-discipline, independence, and respect for and cooperation with fellow individuals.
With a low student to teacher ratio, the Montessori teachers observe, instruct, and encourage students to explore and to work at their own
pace. This non-competitive environment allows creativity and learning to flourish.