- Montessori Works is submitting a charter application to the Delaware Department of Education for Sussex Montessori School, with an expected opening date of Fall 2019.
- The vision of the Sussex Montessori School is to use the Montessori Method to educate children through authentic personalized learning experiences, respectful relationships, opportunities to innovate, and a focus on global citizenship.
- The Montessori approach provides a unique choice for students: a holistic, personalized approach to learning for a diverse student population. As a result of their participation in a Montessori education, students are confident, intrinsically motivated, persistent, adaptable, collaborative, responsible, creative, and academically well-prepared. They emerge more than ready for whatever is next in their lives: college, the workforce, or community service.
- Montessori Works believes that the creation of a Montessori public school in Sussex County, DE will improve student learning, allow for greater choice for parents, and serve as a model for alternative approaches to education by providing a proven and innovative teaching and learning environment.
Sussex Montessori School will enroll students aged 5-12 years old (Kindergarten through Grade 6) who wish to participate in the Montessori approach. While the school will be open to any student residing in Delaware, it will primarily draw students from the western side of Sussex County in the corridor bounded by Bridgeville to Laurel and west of Georgetown to Seaford.