CLOVER, S.C. – Clover School District’s Montessori Program will enter its seventh year in the fall of 2023. 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 hosts 40 three, four and five-year-old students, split into two classes.
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.
This year, Clover School District will host two virtual meetings.
- Monday, February 13, 2023, virtually from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
- Thursday, February 23, 2023, virtually from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
To register for the program, parents must attend one of the two meetings. Parents can register for the parent information meetings via this link: PARENT INFORMATION MEETING. 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 3, 2023.
The district will hold a lottery on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, to select the students who will be eligible to enroll in the Montessori class for the 2023-2024 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 registered a pre-kindergarten aged child for the Montessori program who was not selected, will have the option to be screened for the district’s pre-kindergarten program.