Faith Montessori Homeschool Co-op: Who We Are
The following is an explanation of what F.M. offers to your child’s education:
Faith Montessori is a prepared environment. Maria Montessori believed that the environment can be designed to facilitate maximum independent learning and exploration by the child.
We are a Montessori-inspired supplemental program. By partnering with us, your child gains access to a Montessori environment complete with a trained Montessori Guide.
We are not a full-time school planned to fulfill requirements for all academic subjects. SC homeschoolers must record 180 days of attendance to legally homeschool.
We are a community of parents-learning together, growing with our children on this homeschool journey, offering support to each other.
We are a 28-week homeschool cooperative supplemental program that totals 84 days.
Parents also are required to sign up with a South Carolina 3rd Option Homeschool Accountability Group. It is also the responsibility of the parent to report to the Homeschool Accountability Group and keep their own records.
Days of Operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday 9a-3p
Primary Half-day students leave at noon. Elementary and adolescent students must attend 3 days per week.
28 weeks per academic year with multiple week-long breaks throughout the year
Curriculum at home:
In co-op the children have access to a classroom full of hands-on materials. There will be some follow up work between school and home (the older the child, the more there will be) but we do not dictate a curriculum you must adhere to.
We are a drop-off program that requires a small number of volunteer hours from each family.
Activities vary by year and may include Gym, Yoga, Music, Art, Theater, Sewing, Dance, and/or Sign Language.
Classrooms are mixed age:
How We Are Different:
Faith Montessori offers the benefits of the Montessori environment without the rigidity of a full-time school schedule. Homeschool families now have the option for their children to enjoy all of the hands on learning that comes through work with the Montessori materials and community, without having to commit to a five-day-a-week program. Homeschool parents are the ultimate resource for their child's education and we are honored to come alongside you to offer support as a supplement to your homeschool.
How do I know when applications are being accepted?
If there is not an application button active on our APPLYING page it means we are not currently accepting applications. Instead there will be a button to add yourself to our notification list and receive an email.
What is your application process?
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More About Us:
Faith Montessori was founded as a part-time co-op program designed to nurture young homeschooling families. It has evolved to serve homeschooled children ages 3-15. Our co-op provides an inclusive social and educational environment for homeschoolers, while allowing parents the opportunity to remain involved in their child's education.
We provide an environment dedicated to the philosophy, teachings and materials developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Each child learns at his or her own pace, with the freedom to explore, gain hands on experience and learn in a safe, peaceful environment equipped with beautiful learning materials. We strive to cultivate each child's natural desire to learn and to foster the child's natural curiosity that will invite hands on discoveries. We believe education should be motivating and adjustable to the needs of each child. Children learn to work at a task from beginning to end and develop their self discipline and capacity for total concentration. Respect for others, grace, and courtesy develop naturally as the children grow within the Montessori environment.