James Simons Elementary

This is the official Facebook Fan Page for James Simons School: A Montessori Focus located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Mission: James Simons School is a safe, inclusive and supportive public Montessori community. We inspire students to become confident, motivated and successful life-long learners.

8th grade promotion ceremony. We will miss them so much!

Primary Bridging ceremony. Such a special time at James Simons....

Inspiring field trip to the Halsey yesterday with Mrs. Beeson’s class. The Garden of Dark and Light is inspired by Charleston.

Charlie hugs and so much sun! Great day at the Riverdogs today for our excellent second grade readers!

Reminder, no school and Kaleidoscope is closed on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019.

More pics from the Accelerated Reader trip! Complete with a dolphin tour and lunch at Taco Boy on Folly!

Amazing dolphin tour today with the AR kiddos! Thanks Mrs. Jump for all you do!!

Come join us for our Volunteer Breakfast on 5/21/19 from 7:30am-9:30am. It is always a great time to recognize those who help us so much!

[05/08/19]   Upper Elementary Field Day is 5/24/19.

The time has come. SC State Testing is upon us, and we will begin this Thursday 5/9/19 first thing in the morning. Please make sure your child gets to school on time, gets plenty of rest, and gets a great breakfast. Let's set our students up for success!

Hope everyone is ready to come out and volunteer in the James Simons Native Plant garden day! See you this Sunday at 10!

[05/02/19]   Family movie night is 5/10/19. The cost is $5. Come join us!

WCIV | ABC News 4

This is the view from above showing teachers and supporters gathered in Columbia for Wednesday's education reform rally. The crowd is estimated at 10,000 people. #AllOutMay1
🎥: S.C. Dept. of Public Safety

[05/01/19]   Look for progress reports to come home tomorrow, 5/2/19.

Thank you to all who came out to support our Multi-Cultural night! Here are some pics from the event.


3 new photos by Amy Treneff

Great night celebrating James Simons Elementary and raising funds!


[04/17/19]   Reminder Spring Weekend is coming up soon. No School for Students 4/19/19 and 4/22/19. Kaleidoscope will be open.

[04/15/19]   Spirit Day at Home Team BBQ is this Thursday, 4/18/19. Come support our school!

[04/11/19]   JSE Multi-Cultural Festival is April 17th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM. Come join us. :-)


The Montessori Teacher Experience

We are so proud of the hard work put into this beautiful video and even happier to share it with all of you.

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[04/09/19]   Parenting Partners is 5pm-7pm this Wed. 4/10/19.

[04/04/19]   Dental Access is this Friday, April 5th.

[04/03/19]   Report Cards come home this Thursday!

[04/02/19]   Parenting Partners tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 3,

South Carolina Department of Education

The Nutrition Services Department in the Charleston County School District invited Chef GioVanni Richardson, founder of "A Taste of Gullah," into the kitchen at James Simons Elementary to connect curriculum to the cafeteria during Black History Month.

On February 28, 2019 students enjoyed a Gullah cuisine menu of okra gumbo, all meat pilau, rutabagas with greens, southern succotash, mandazi, and fresh fruit.

Learn more ⬇️ on how the CCSD Nutrition Services Department is connecting curriculum to the cafeteria:


[03/21/19]   Reminder Friday, 3/22/19, we dismiss at 1:00pm. Early Dismissal for Spring Break.

[03/20/19]   Spring Break is March 25th-March 29th! Enjoy!

[03/08/19]   Silent Journey for Primary through Upper El parents 5:00PM on Wednesday 3/13/19

So proud of our James Simons Social Studies Bowl Scholars! They worked hard and did a great job in the The Charleston Promise Neighborhood SS BOWL!

[03/05/19]   Come support James Simons this Thursday at 5:30pm at the Charleston Museum as we compete in the Social Studies Bowl!

Charleston County Public Library

Getting close!

Take a LIVE tour of our Wando/Mt. Pleasant branch, scheduled to open this summer

[02/25/19]   All Jump Rope 4 Heart money is due THIS WEDNESDAY. Please give to homeroom teachers. We have done awesome as a school!

James Simon's Middle Schoolers have been busy spending some time on OHM radio 96.3 fm!

Thank you students and families for a wonderful Jump Rope 4 Heart Night! Students and parents enjoyed jump roping, hula hoops, special guest, and snacks. Our schools goal was 7,000 and we have surpass that with over 9,000 dollars to date. We still have a week left so keep up the good work!

[02/20/19]   PTO/Black History Performance with Lower and Upper Ele is on February 27th.

[02/19/19]   Reminder that the Jump Rope for Heart event is tomorrow(Wed, Feb. 20) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym. It is open to all! Come jump for heart disease and women and children's health awareness month! (All money is due Wednesday, February 27th)

[02/19/19]   JSE Gullah Day Celebration
on Feb. 28th!

[02/14/19]   FEB. 18th will be a hurricane make-up day. Schools are open! Kaleidoscope Open!

[02/13/19]   Reminder, No School on Friday, Feb. 15 for a teacher professional development day.


YM MAA KHC 2018-2019 WO-29106: James Simons Elementary School - American Heart Association

Thank you everyone for raising money to help kids get healthy hearts.The school is half way to our goal of 7,000. We have two weeks left, so keep up the good work. Here is the link to register students online: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3997&pg=company&company_id=177793

www2.heart.org The American Heart Association offers programs for the classroom and for the gym to get help kids healthy and performing better in school.

Battle of the Books Tuesday, 2/12/19 at the Main Library on Calhoun. Please come to cheer on our teams at 6:15pm.

Our Family Ball was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who made it possible!

[02/09/19]   Thank you, James Simons family, for the kind words and celebrations of my last week. I have been so blessed to have you and our students in my life for the last 9 years. James Simons is truly an amazing place to learn and grow, and I will always be the school's number one fan! I will see you soon.......Kate

James Simons School Community would like to wish Ms Kate Dentzman all the best at her new job as the Children's Librarian at the Wando Public Library. We know you will do GREAT things there and we will miss you terribly. We are so grateful for all you have done for us at James Simons. Through the years you have worked with us as an amazing Librarian, then Computer Teacher, and eventually our Technology and Media Specialist. The knowledge and wisdom you have given both the students and the staff will never be forgotten. Thank you, Ms Kate, for all you have done for James Simons and please come visit us when you can! James Simons Elementary

The Jaguar Joint was really jumping today!

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741 King St
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 15:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:30
Thursday 07:30 - 15:30
Friday 07:30 - 15:30
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