Montessori Fountainhead School

Classical Montessori education for children aged 2.5 - 12 years, in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC.

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A 21-year old Swedish AI prodigy wants to revolutionize the $6 trillion education industry — and Tim Cook is impressed

Cutting-edge education technology is starting to catch up to what Maria Montessori recommended a century ago: individualized work plans for each student, based on their aptitudes, interests, and rate of progress. Joel Hellermark, 21, ignored university in order to change education for good.

Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solves Attention Deficit Disorder

Research is confirming what we have been doing for years: allowing time for unstructured play helps children learn more effectively. Public education is more stressful than ever for our children, as standardized testing requirements increase and programs like art, music and physical education are being phased out. The result of this type of environment is predictable, and the medical establishment and big pharma are making a kill...

Father and son, 35 years apart. Same school, same teacher, same map. 😁

Montessori Fountainhead School | Academic Calendar

Hope everybody is enjoying the summer! The calendar for the 2017-2018 school year is now up on the website. There's also a link to a Google calendar that you can subscribe to! This is the official calendar for the current school year.

We had a wonderful field trip today to Jeremiah Goat Farms and Angel Oak. Thank you to everyone who came out with us!

The Valentine's Day Tea Party was a magnificent - and very well-mannered - success!

Fun Friday STEM project. Build Little Miss Muffet a spider trap using at least 1 simple machine. Some very creative, yet simple ideas.

Timeline Photos

This afternoon the elementary classroom and a few helpers from the primary classroom wrote words of encouragement and packed over 75 "take-away" bags for Mother Emmanuel's feed the homeless event.

A huge thank you to everyone who donated items. Your generosity is very much appreciated. And big hugs to Ms. Kristi and Mr. Mark for coming and helping with the logistics.

To our students: Great Teamwork! You are an amazing bunch of kids! We are very lucky teachers.

This afternoon, the fifth years gave a great presentation on Phineas Gage, the man who survived for 11 years after an iron rod went through his brain. Great work and fantastic teamwork!

Fun day in the elementary classroom today. The Charleston Museum visited with a program on the Revolutionary War. Dressing the part was a must. The students also made beeswax candles and a cup and ball game to take home.

[11/07/16]   Just a reminder. We are open for Election Day (Tuesday), and closed Veterans Day (Friday).

The primary and elementary classes came together this morning to clean up the playground after Hurricane Matthew left quite the mess. Many hands make light work.

[10/04/16]   Montessori Fountainhead will be closed Wednesday to Friday in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. We are planning to reopen Monday morning.

Stay safe!

My favorite campaign poster so far for our class president elections:

Favorite character projects for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Amazing work from some hardworking students. Also, highly recommended by everyone in the book group.

Our Stuart Little group finished the book with making Stuart Little sized books. Great ideas for what type of books Stuart Little would like to read. Now on to Bunnicula!

MFS Graduation - May 26, 2016

Another wonderful year, culminating in an amazing graduation.

Favorite character of the Wizard of Oz projects. Amazing creativity!

Just a typical Tuesday morning!

Everyday it's something new! Love his individuality!

[03/07/16]   Heads up and smiles ready! Picture day is Thursday, March 10, in the morning, both classes.

[02/25/16]   Please remember: Tomorrow 2/26 is a Teacher Work day. School will dismiss at 12.

[02/18/16]   Overheard today:

Cursive is like meditation for your hand.
- Sydney




Valentines Party 2016#Fooddddd

Mrs. Fox stepped out of the primary classroom today to teach the elementary students how to make Ikebana arrangements for their Valentine's Day tea party tomorrow.


75 [email protected] MFS. While it is currently snowing up north.

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Fun. Field Trips @MontFS.

Montessori Fountainhead School | Parent Info

MontFS Parent Monthly Calender Info:

September 2014
September 5 - Primary Field Trip to Classical Kids Concert Sottile Theater
September 26 - Teacher Work Day (Dismissal at noon)

View the entire School Calender on our website: September 5 - Primary Field Trip to Classical Kids Concert @ Sottile Theater September 26 - Teacher Work Day (Dismissal at noon) October 24 - Primary Field Trip to Pumpkin Patch @ Boone Hall (Drivers Needed) October 29 - Primary Field Trip to Charleston Stage (Drop off & Pick up) October 31 - Hallow…

Happy Labor Day, class of 1988! Where are you now?

MFS Fire Station Field Trip 2014

Here's a link to the fire station field trip video!


The primary class had a great trip to the fire station on Friday. Check out the mini-video!

The Great Lesson - The Big Bang!

The Great Lesson - Earth forming. Everyone loves a baking soda volcano!

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Throwback Thursday! Check out this video of the elementary class field trip to the Sewee Center in 2011.

3-D Printed Storybooks for the Visually Impaired

How insanely awesome is this! 3-D picture books. Now all we need are 4-D picture books.
-Ms. Lori Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have created the Tactile Picture Books Project, a series of 3-D printed books that go beyond the possibilities of braille. Propelled by the incre...

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Temple Grandin, PhD, scientist and autism activist, explains how different people learn in different ways and why we should embrace all kinds of thinking. Special…

Living Montessori: The Parent Perspective

Great video on what Montessori is from AMS

Parents tell you, in their own words, what makes Montessori education special. Go "beyond 2+2" and see the difference that Montessori can make in your child's life. Classroom…

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278 Meeting St # A
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30
Thursday 08:00 - 17:30
Friday 08:00 - 17:30
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