Charleston Montessori School, located in the heart of Charleston’s urban West Side, is a creative

community school providing Montessori education for children ages 3-12 years. Our curriculum is

enhanced by specialists in music, art, foreign language, and physical education for children. Charleston

Montessori is a member of the International Montessori Council (IMC) and West Side Main Street. We

are a 501(c)(3) educational institution, recognized by Kanawha County Schools and the West Virginia

Department of Education, and one of only two Montessori elementary schools in West Virginia.


We go beyond the classroom and help students understand and be aware of their impact on the local

area with our strong community service focus. Throughout the year we spend time at Edgewood Summit

and partner with The Salvation Army – Boys and Girls Club of Charleston, Pro-Kids, Inc. and Covenant

House. We also complete many projects annually, including those related to the environment. We

were recently recognized for collecting 1,500 pounds of difficult-to-recycle plastics through a TerraCycle

plan, keeping those items out of our area landfills. We also work with the Habitat for Humanity Re-

Store to gather latex paint for their recycling efforts.