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Montessori Education

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With support from the Self Family Foundation and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the Center for Education Policy and Leadership conducted a five-year comprehensive study of public school Montessori education in South Carolina. Researchers examined: 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, creativity and executive function; and Montessori teachers’ perspectives on the impact of Montessori on their students. Please see the results tab for the most recently released results. 


Press Coverage

Study shows SC Montessori students outperform their peers. Index-Journal

New South Carolina Study of Public Montessori Schools Shows Majority Low-Income Students Outperforming Peers. The 74

Landmark Study Finds Positive Impact of Public Montessori Programs in S.C. To read Furman's Press Release in its entirety, click here.

Does a Montessori Model Work in Public Schools? Ask South Carolina. Education Week

Landmark Study of Montessori Education to be Released this Fall. Read more

Furman University Press Release, Public School MontessorianThe Post and Courier