Charleston Montessori School helps students understand and be aware of their relationship with the universe. We model peace and the responsibility we have for shaping the future. We embrace caring and sharing with others. Students are introduced to the importance of seeing themselves as peacekeepers and caretakers of the universe. As a result, we have a strong community service focus for our students throughout the year.

CMS is involved with the following organizations:
Covenant House
Habitat for Humanity 
The Salvation Army 
CMS Recycling Program
Please join our school’s movement for a greener Charleston! Questions about this program can be directed to Emily Hopta, CMS Recycling Program Coordinator,
CMS collects the following items and keeps them out of landfills and incinerators by sending them to TerraCycle:
  • Baby food pouches & caps
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes & floss containers
  • Drink pouches (straws do not need to be removed)
  • Energy bar, granola bar & snack bar wrappers
  • Healthy squeezable snack pouches 
  • Nespresso capsules
  • Lunch kits & outer packaging
  • Cereal bags & cereal bag liners
  • Hair care, skin care & cosmetic product packaging
  • Plastic tape dispensers & cores
  • #6 rigid plastic cups
  • Entemann’s Mini Bites snack bags
  • Snack bags (tortilla chips, pretzels)
  • Mouthwash bottles & caps
  • Deodorant containers & caps
  • Plastic soap packaging