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CSD to Host Montessori Program Parent Meetings

CLOVER, S.C. – Clover School District’s Montessori Program will enter its fourth year in the fall of 2020.  For those unfamiliar with the program, the district will host two parent meetings.

Griggs Road Elementary school is home to the district’s Montessori program which will host 25 three, four and five-year-old students.

The Montessori method promotes classrooms that are made up of a mixed age group of students, therefore, forming communities in which the older children spontaneously share their knowledge with the younger ones. Montessori also enables children to explore a variety of materials with differing levels of difficulty and fosters leadership skills. Montessori represents a different approach to education that has successfully developed motivated and self-disciplined learners.

The following are the times and locations to provide information regarding how the program will run:

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Griggs Road Elementary School from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 24, 2020, at Griggs Road Elementary School from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

To register for the program, parents must attend one of the meetings to pick up a registration form.  The program will be open to students throughout the entire district, not just those that live within the Griggs Road zone.  The registration form and all required documentation must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2020, to the student’s home school.  

The district will hold an open lottery on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the district’s main office located at 604 Bethel Street from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. to select the students who will be eligible to enroll in the Montessori class for the 2020-2021 school year.

Shortly following the lottery, families will be notified of their placement.  Families who are not placed within the Montessori program will have the option to be added to a waiting list for any opening that may occur.  Families who have registered a pre-kindergarten aged child who was not selected will have the option to be screened for the district’s pre-kindergarten program.

The school day for three-year-old students in the program is a half-day.