Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program

Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program

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RUNdamentals had a tremendous success with our first two sessions at Sundrops. We are doing two more sessions starting April 18th. Registration is live on the website with two options: a session that meets Mon & Wed 3:15-4:15 and one that meets Tues & Thurs 3:15-4:15. Both sessions are for 4 weeks. The program focuses on empowerment through running! Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
We look forward to working with our next group of kids!
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Holden as Macduff in our class production of Macbeth. I'm very proud of him and all of my students for tackling such difficult subject matter. We had so much fun with this show!

The Sundrops Elementary Program offers a unique and intimate setting that fosters confidence and growth through an authentic Montessori education.

Operating as usual

New Study: Montessori Education Just Might Promote Adult Wellbeing 06/09/2022

New Study: Montessori Education Just Might Promote Adult Wellbeing

More research supporting positive outcomes for Montessori kids!

New Study: Montessori Education Just Might Promote Adult Wellbeing Dr. Angeline Lillard and her team at the University of Virginia are out with another study showing the benefits of Montessori (An Association Between Montessori Education in Childhood and Adult Wellbeing).

04/22/2022

Check out Lucas, one of our third years, reading to one of the rabbits at Charleston Animal Society today! All our second and third years had a chance to read to the animals on their field trip this morning. We had a blast!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 03/04/2022

Sundrops Elementary students in 3rd grade and up had a fantastic field trip today! We had a tour of the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston, followed by a quick stop at Revealed Art Gallery.

02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! Upper El celebrated by doing a whole class exchange, including these creative mailboxes to hold our treats.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day! Lower El celebrated with Secret Valentines. We had so much fun seeing who picked who and what each person chose to make.

01/16/2022

Friday Morning Work Cycle

Just another day at work!

01/15/2022

Friday Morning Work Cycle

Friday mornings are for wrapping up weekly work, exploring free choice research, and getting ready for our Pizza business. You can see all of that happening in this short glimpse into our Elementary work cycle, including a cameo by Ms. Svenja’s dog, Brian.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 12/14/2021

Winter lantern crafts in progress!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 11/19/2021

You can get children the fanciest toys, and they will still play with the box. True at age 2, and still true at age 11, based on our observations on the elementary playground this week.

11/19/2021

When two of our first years expressed interest in the Native American research of a fifth year, he took them outside and helped them make bows. This is what a 6-12 classroom is all about! ❤️

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 11/19/2021

This morning, Ms. Mikki, our beloved art teacher, showed some of our elementary friends how we make our school t-shirts in-house!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 11/01/2021

Each year around Halloween, Sundrops Elementary students choose a person to research for our Biography Timeline presentations. This year, Upper Elementary students chose creators or inventors, while Lower Elementary students could choose anyone who inspires them. Here are pictures from this year's event (with short mask breaks for presenters and lots of mustaches!)

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 10/27/2021

Scrabble the corn snake has been Ms. Svenja’s trusty pal for 12 years. He came to Montessori training with her when he was a baby (he traveled in a small Tupperware container on the passenger seat all the way from SC to NY!), and has been a part of her classroom ever since. He enriches our community with his calm disposition - he doesn’t strike or bite, ever, and even small children can hold him confidently. This summer, a student hosted him at her house and he escaped - several times - but was found again. What a character! We love our Scrabble.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 10/12/2021

In Spanish, our first and second years designed flags of Spanish-speaking countries, and sold them in a market. We practiced country names, money (euros), and how to ask how much something costs.

10/07/2021

We are busy busy busy!

09/21/2021

Field trip for our UE children. More photos to come!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 09/20/2021

On Fridays, our snack chefs go shopping with Ms. Svenja! They get to practice making a grocery list, finding the items at the store, and paying in cash.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 09/14/2021

Spotted some hard-working first years this morning during work cycle.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 09/10/2021

So much joy at recess with these cooler temps today.

09/10/2021

How’s our playground refurbishing going? Well, we LOVE being able to scale the wall now that the fences are gone!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 09/07/2021

We had such fun on our outing last Friday. We walked to Memorial Waterfront Park, which is only a mile from our campus, and enjoyed a picnic lunch as well as lots of outdoor playtime. It was a great way to kick off the three-day weekend.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/27/2021

We are doing a “Meet the Guides” feature for our Elementary Program! First up is Ms. Shannon: Shannon Marchell is one of the Sundrops Elementary Co-Lead Guides. Shannon has a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and briefly worked as a lawyer in New York before finding her calling as a Montessori teacher. She found Sundrops in 2006 when she enrolled her middle child in Ms. Shannon Smith’s primary class. Shannon received her Montessori 6-12 certification from the Seacoast Center for Education in Florida, and has worked as a trainer for adult learners seeking Montessori certification. This year she is thrilled to be teaching her favorite subjects, Math and History. In her free time, Shannon enjoys seeing live music, doing the NYT Sunday crossword, and being a theater mom. She is the proud parent of three amazing Montessori kids who keep her laughing every day.

08/25/2021

There’s a new grocery store in town. Our children have created a miniature civilization in the playground, as children this age (all around the world!) tend to do, and now they can go shopping! 😁

08/25/2021

Snapshot from yesterday: the first years get ready for a biology lesson.

08/23/2021

“Let the children be free; encourage them; let them run outside when it is raining; let them remove their shoes when they find a puddle of water; and, when the grass of the meadows is damp with dew, let them run on it and trample it with their bare feet; let them rest peacefully when a tree invites them to sleep beneath its shade; let them shout and laugh when the sun wakes them in the morning as it wakes every living creature that divides its day between waking and sleeping.” - Maria Montessori (The Discovery of the Child)

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/22/2021

On Fridays, we have Show and Share! Children can bring an item from home, can share a skill or talent, a proud work from the classroom, or a story.

08/20/2021

A special Thursday session of the Sundrops Skate Club, with surprise guest Ms. Spencer (former LE guide)! Come join us this Sunday at 10 AM!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/19/2021

A third year and a second year joyfully wash the dishes together. This is a great chore for at home, too, parents! 😉

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/18/2021

We’re working! We’re presenting! We’re bonding! It sure is good to be back.

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/16/2021

We’re all heeeeeere!

08/13/2021

Our amazing elementary team is excited to welcome back all students (new faces and old friends!) this Monday. The new classroom is ready, and we can’t wait for you to see it! From left to right: Ms. Carol, Ms. Svenja, Ms. Shannon, and Ms. Santija

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/04/2021

That’s a wrap for first year camp! We’ll see you all in two weeks!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/04/2021

Today our new first years spent some time together playing outside, completing a scavenger hunt, learning about crabs and making a “build your own crab” snack, making art and doing some works off the shelf. Ms. Svenja taught some of her new friends a handcuff knot and everyone had fun trying to escape! 😆

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 08/03/2021

Our incoming first years are enjoying two half-days of getting to know each other and their lead guides. Today we tie-dyed in the rain, made some guacamole for snack, chose some work off the shelves, listened to a read aloud, and played outside in the mud puddles. Back for more tomorrow!

Photos from Sundrops Montessori Elementary Program's post 07/28/2021

We had a painting party and most of the paint got on the walls.

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955 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC
29464-3468

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Monday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 5:30pm

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