Sundrops Montessori Palmetto Campus

Sundrops Montessori Palmetto Campus is one of four locations. Other locations are Mt Pleasant Bridge,Dunes West and our newest, Daniel Island.

Sundrops Montessori is a network of schools with a vision of providing education for infants through adolescents that stays true to the footprint of Montessori's principles while also adapting to cultural changes. Dr. Maria Montessori's philosophy was created on scientifically based observations and has had a profound influence on education over the past century. It is implemented around the world proving to be effective across cultural boundaries and socio-economic levels.

Mission: At Sundrops we strive to educate by nurturing the social, emotional, and cognitive developmental needs for each student, individually. Our mission is to awaken your child's natural desire to learn in an environment where trust, respect, responsibility, community, and cooperation flourish. Our classrooms are specially prepared environments with materials that stimulate a student's sense of curiosity and offer dynamic learning at a student's own pace.

[01/13/20]   Some knowledge of Montessori is helpful but not required. Must enjoy working with children.Perfect for college students looking for a little extra work. Hours 2:30-5:30pm For additional information please send me a message here. You may also email your resume to [email protected] or call 843-722-4339.

Our bake sale is in full effect today! Help our teachers get to the MEPI Montessori Conference by indulging in some sweet treats - handmade by all of us! Donations only!

6 teachers are half way to MEPI! Fundraising Success!!! Thank you D'Allesandro's Pizza!!!

MEPI 2020 Hands For Peace

We are so excited to kick off some really fun fundraisers to help get all of our teachers to this wonderful Montessori Conference. We will have things going on like: date night babysitting, a yummy bake sale, and the older kiddos will be able to sign up for “This and That Enrichment Camp” starting in January! Stay tuned and if you’d like to donate to help the teachers out - please contact us and we can let you know how!

This is going to be a wonderful time to explore our Elementary program and ask any and all the questions you may have!!!

Want to learn more about what happens in our classrooms? Are you curious to know why pediatric neurologists call Montessori “the original brain-based method of learning”? Come to our Elementary Open House Thursday 11/7 between 5:30 and 7:00!

Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program

Want to learn more about what happens in our classrooms? Are you curious to know why pediatric neurologists call Montessori “the original brain-based method of learning”? Come to our Elementary Open House Thursday 11/7 between 5:30 and 7:00!

Please join us for our Fall Festival at our Daniel Island Campus this Saturday from 9-1. There will be loads of fun to be had by the whole family!

[09/07/19]   Looking forward to getting back to normal Monday. See you all soon 😊

[09/02/19]   School closed beginning tomorrow Tuesday until further notice due to the storm. Please be safe.

A Mighty Girl

Today in Mighty Girl history, Maria Montessori, the Italian educator and physician who created the Montessori Method, was born in 1870. Montessori's educational philosophy of encouraging children's learning through discovery is now used in an estimated 30,000 schools worldwide.

Montessori grew up in Italy and enrolled in the University of Rome's school of medicine in 1893. As a woman, she faced hostility from both fellow students and professors, even being forced to perform dissections alone after hours as it was deemed inappropriate for her to attend classes with men in the presence of a naked cadaver. Despite the obstacles, she graduated in 1896 and set up a private practice.

Montessori rapidly became an advocate for both women's rights and the rights of children with disabilities. She regularly worked with children facing these challenges, and she was a major supporter of their right to access education. In 1901, she left her practice to engage in further study in psychology and educational philosophy, and began considering how to adapt the methods she used for general classroom use.

In 1906, Montessori was asked to oversee the education of children of working low-income parents in Rome. At first, it was outfitted like a standard classroom of the day, but as Montessori observed the children and provided them with the resources she had developed, she discovered that they preferred practical activities to toys and that, if they were given a free choice of activities, they would develop spontaneous self-discipline.

In response, Montessori decided to transform the traditional classroom: she replaced the large furniture with child-sized desks and chairs, put tools and activities on low, child-accessible shelving, and included more exercises that encouraged caring for the environment and the self, such as cooking, gymnastics, and care of pets, as well as practical activities such as sweeping, self-dressing, and hand washing. She also introduced literacy materials like moveable cutout letters and picture cards with labels, which resulted in her students becoming proficient in reading and writing far sooner than was expected with traditional methods.

Her Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) was a great success, and by 1907 another had been opened in Rome. The independence, concentration, and self-discipline of her students began attracting attention from journalists, politicians, and educators, and in 1909, Montessori held her first teacher training course. In 1911, Montessori methods had been adopted in Italian and Swiss public schools; by 1912, Montessori schools were being planned in places from Paris to India, and Montessori societies were founded in the US and UK. By the time she died in 1952, Montessori had revolutionized the way educators and parents thought about child development. Her legacy is obvious in both public school systems and in the Montessori schools that can be found around the world today.

To learn more about her work and educational philosophy, check out the insightful biography "Maria Montessori: Her Life and Work" at

She is also the subject of a new picture book for ages 5 to 8: "Maria Montessori" at

For an excellent book that explores how parents can support children's holistic development, we highly recommend "The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development" at

Many of the toys featured A Mighty Girl's toy section were selected with a similar philosophy to Maria Montessori's in mind -- we've sought out high-quality toys that would help children to exercise their imagination while mastering basic skills and growing confident in their abilities to be self-directed learners.

If you're new to A Mighty Girl, mouse over the "Toys' button on our main menu bar to open our toy directory which is divided into six main categories: Toys/Games, Imaginative Play, Arts/Crafts, Outdoor Play, For Baby, and Kids' Gear. To start exploring our selection of over 2,000 girl-empowering toys, visit

[09/02/19]   Sundrops will be closed beginning tomorrow as we prepare for Dorian and the possible impacts it may have for us here in Charleston.

[01/21/19]   “The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.”
Maria Montessori

[01/03/19]   Wishing all our families and friends a beautiful and joyful 2019!

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[10/04/18]   Just a day away from our Farm Jam. Purchase tickets online here ( recommended) or at the gate. $10 adults $5 children 6 + and tots to 6 FREE.
Great food, 4 great music groups, tons of activities for the children, selected vendors and much more! Bring your blankets and chairs and BYOB your choice of beverage. See you Saturday- Gates open at 2pm- music starts at 3pm ! 3702 Lowland Farms on Johns Island

Sundrops Montessori Palmetto Campus

Mark your calendars Sundrops community! Our Annual Farm Jam fundraiser happening on October 6th 3-7pm.
Lowland Farms 3702 River Road, Johns Island.
BYOB and blanket and chairs.

Mark your calendars Sundrops community! Our Annual Farm Jam fundraiser happening on October 6th 3-7pm.
Lowland Farms 3702 River Road, Johns Island.
BYOB and blanket and chairs.

We had so much fun making tie dye! ❤️

Just a sneak peek of today’s fun in Beets and Honey Cooking Camp!

Bean Burgers

You can see that the kiddos are excited to pop these babies in the oven so they can get to enjoy them!
- Ms. Lindsay

Click here to support Help Ms Paige & Family organized by Abby Arnold Ms. Paige is one of Sundrops wonderful Pee Wee teachers. She has been working with us for over a year now. The children love her. Back in the middle of July, Ms Paige suffered multiple grand mal seizures very close together. Thankfully, she is doing well and back home with family, but unfortunate...

[06/05/18]   Come and join the Marshgrass mamas on the deck at the Pour House, 6-9pm tomorrow (Tuesday) bring the kids,enjoy a cold one And visit with some friends. Hope to see some familiar faces.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support such a wonderful cause! Project okurase and Sundrops!!

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Happy Friday!!!

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Flower arranging 🌸

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Hello Palmetto Families! Hope you all are enjoying the snow and staying warm with your little ones. Show us your best snow day picture with the kiddos from our unexpected extended break.

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December 2017

Fun with visitors this week! 😊

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November 2017

Gardening with Ms. Karen

Leader of the week/ flower arranging

Thanksgiving Celebration

Loofah harvest!

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Making guacamole!

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