The Montessori School of Camden is a public charter 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 15 years of age. The Middle School program opened in July 2019.
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 others.
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.
MSC is accredited by Montessori Educational Programs International and is an ABC Quality Childcare Program (Level B).
The mission of The Montessori School of Camden is to engage students to become peaceful citizens of the global community using the Montessori approach to nurture in them an enthusiasm for learning, resourcefulness, a sense of responsibility for their actions, and respect for themselves, others, and their environment.