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Eat Play Love February 12th

Purchase Tickets now for this February 12th, Gala at Pawleys Plantation. Silent and Live Auctions, Raffles, and proceeds help build the playground at our new school!

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NBA Champ Steph Curry Credits Montessori

Stephen Curry is amongst the many famous Montessorians who credit their success to Montessori. Watch the video "Living Montessori: Stephen Curry & Family" to learn more.

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See Montessori In Action!

Are you new to Montessori or maybe you know a little about it but still have questions. Montessori is a unique teaching philosophy that can be best understood by observation. Read more to find out how you can observe a CMCS classroom.

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CMCS on WPDE Carolina Live!

Dr. Hunt and Abigail Alford appeared live on WPDE 15's Carolina Live in a new segment, "On the Road in Georgetown County."

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MERCOM Donates $50,000 to CMCS

Larry and Stella Mercado, owners of the technology firm, celebrate a whopping $50,000 donation to the CMCS Capital Campaign at a picnic. It was part of a total donation of $150,000 to education and entrepreneurial ventures.

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Dr. Hunt Lobbies for Charter School Equality

CMCS Director Dr. Hunt attended a meeting of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce to plan for the upcoming legislative session, where she lobbied for equal funding for charter schools.

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Senator Ray Cleary Visits CMCS

Dr. Hunt demonstrates Montessori math to Senator Ray Cleary on his recent visit to CMCS.

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CMCS Wins Big at Academic Fair

Congratulations to the CMCS Academic Fair team for taking home countless honors at the Georgetown County Academic Fair Saturday. Way to represent CMCS!!!

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New Home for CMCS

Everything is in place to start construction on a new home for CMCS. The USDA approved our $6 million loan for facilities and we recently closed on a 6.95-acre tract of land on the west side of Hwy. 17 between Old Plantation Road and Barony Place, near Allston Plantation in Pawleys Island. Designs are being finalized and we hope to start construction soon!

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CMCS Students Learn Outside the Classroom

Dr. Maria Montessori was an advocate for the “outdoor classroom” and emphasized children connecting with nature. Learning outside of the classroom is part of the CMCS curriculum.

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Montessori Model United Nations

Thanks to a partnership with Coastal Carolina University (CCU), several sixth-grade CMCS scholars will compete in the 2015 Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference in New York City, March 25 - 28th. This is the second year of what CMCS hopes to make an anchor activity that supports the Montessori philosophy of fostering global citizenship on a sustainable planet.

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About Us

COASTAL MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL (CMCS) is a FREE public school choice open to elementary school Georgetown County students, 1st – 6th grade. We are proud be be part of the Georgetown County School District offering a unique combination of Montessori curriculum, charter school governance, and public school access.  

CMCS partners with Georgetown County School District for bus transportation.

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Maria Montessori

If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man’s future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual’s total development lags behind?

Maria Montessori
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