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Chesapeake Montessori School

Chesapeake Montessori School is a coeducational private montessori school for students in grades Pre-K through 6.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Chesapeake Montessori Pre-School was established in 1991. It is located in the heart of Great Bridge near Chesapeake City Hall. The school operated as a one-room Childrens House (ages 3- 6 years) for 11 years. In 2002 it was purchased by Shanna and Joe Honan. After teaching and directing the school for one year, in 2003, Shanna added a second Childrens House classroom. In 2006, Shanna and Joe decided to change the name of the school to Chesapeake Montessori School (CMS) in order to better identify the schools new direction. In September 2007, a Lower Elementary classroom opened, educating children ages 6 through 9 years. Chesapeake Montessori School now houses three classrooms with an approximate enrollment of 80 students. Preschool children have the option of attending 3, 4 or 5 days per week. Kindergarten and elementary aged children must attend 5 days per week. Chesapeake Montessori School also houses the Virginia Montessori Teacher Education Center. This is a training center for individuals who wish to become certified Montessori teachers. Students will be prepared to teach children ages 2.5 - 6 years after completing this year long curriculum. Candidates are also required to complete a 540 hour internship.



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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 182
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 92
Kindergarten 23
1 22
2 20
3 5
4 10
5 6
6 4

Chesapeake Montessori School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Chesapeake Montessori School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 4 : 1
Gender 25% Male / 75% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 32%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2%
Multi-racial 8%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 2%

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