Our Story

Having witnessed the powerful impact Montessori had on their own children, a group of ordinary parents began to dream of something extraordinary: a Montessori education available to every child. They began sharing their idea and soon other parents of children in public and private schools, community leaders, teachers, administrators and public Montessori and SC charter school experts joined in this grassroots effort. After nearly two years of planning and collaboration, a clear vision of an authentic Montessori education delivered by a public charter school took shape.

The CMCS charter application was certified by the SC Department of Education in June of 2011. The Georgetown County School Board voted unanimously to authorize CMCS less than a month later, and CMCS opened its doors on August 22, 2012, offering grades one through six to the children of Georgetown County.

CMCS now offers middle school as well as elementary school. CMCS is proud to be part of the Georgetown County School District, and is working hand-in-hand with all of its leaders in service of our children.

The Coastal Montessori Charter School Planning Committee, the Volunteers Who Started the School

The Coastal Montessori Charter School Planning Committee, the Volunteers Who Started the School

Front row seated, left to right: Antoinette Ursits, Rachel Tomovski, Kristin M. Bohan, Ph.D., Kristin Elizabeth Alford, Yolanda T. McCray, Heather Teems, and Amy Miller
Back row standing, left to right: Lynne Ford, Robert Bryan, J. Edward Bell, III, Christopher P. Bird, Jason N. Hendrix, Joe Isaac, Robert S. Horvath, and Sarah Wilson