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Montessori Education

With support from the Self Family Foundation and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the Center for Education Policy and Leadership is conducting a comprehensive study of public school Montessori education in South Carolina. Researchers will examine: the extent to which public schools are implementing the Montessori model with fidelity; the demographic makeup of public school Montessori students; the impacts of Montessori on student achievement, discipline, attendance, and affective learning outcomes such as social skills, work habits, and executive function; and Montessori teachers’ perspectives on the impact of Montessori on their students.

In November 2012, SCETV's In Our Schools featured the growth of Montessori in South Carolina's public schools in its segment, "Montessori on the Move."

Press Coverage

Furman University Press Release, Public School MontessorianThe Post and Courier