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Versailles Montessori School

Versailles 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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VMS is an Accredited Private School through the Kentucky State Board of Education. VMS is an American Montessori Society member school and the elementary program is accredited through the Association Montessori International. All VMS administration and lead teaching staff are AMI or AMS certified.

In May 1986, Tony and Rene Guagliardo traveled to Italy to receive their Primary Montessori Training. They graduated with their AMI Montessori Primary Teaching Certificates in May 1987 and upon their return, they started the first Montessori school in Woodford County, Kentucky. VMS is a non profit 501(C)3 organization that allows any and all donations made to the school, to be tax deductible.

In September of 1997, the school's campus was relocated on 10 acres of donated land allowing for outdoor science labs, organic gardens, sporting fields, small farm animals, orchards, wild flower fields, and bird sanctuaries.

The school's building includes toddler classes, primary classes and a lower and upper elementary class. Each classroom exits onto a 8 foot wide covered porch and fenced play area. Each classroom has access to a 1,900 sq. ft. library/media center. A 2,400 sq. ft. basement is available for inclement weather.


Student Programs - VMS offers three programs. Toddler - 18 months to 3 years ~ The toddler child must be taking only 1 nap per day (no longer taking morning naps), walking securely on their feet, going up and down stairs, eating finger foods, etc.

Primary - 3 years through kindergarten ~ The primary child no longer is wearing a diaper and is past daily bowel movement accidents. Additionally, the child is losing the toddler gait, is able to communicate verbally as well as respond to simple spoken instruction. Finally, the child must be able to function physically and comfortably within the primary environment.

Elementary - 6 years to 12 years, grades 1-6 ~ The elementary class requires prior Montessori experience with any exceptions made on an individual basis. The elementary student must meet academic standards set by the Montessori primary program, and also show physical, emotional and social signs of entering the second plane of development (explained in further detail later).

Elementary Students 1st - 3rd grade refine the basic skills acquired during the primary years such as reading, writing and mathematics but in a more intellectual than sensorial realm. The Montessori curriculum includes several major areas of study - geography, mathematics, language, history, biology, earth science, art, music and physical education.

Elementary Students 4th - 6th grade further extends their knowledge base through the more advanced materials. They also interact more independently in the outdoor environment both on the land and with the community in general. While having a more independent role in their learning process, they are still guided by the teacher. Classic Montessori materials are used less as the students move toward more abstract and integrated ways of reasoning.

Mission Statement

The mission of Versailles Montessori School is: ~To provide a carefully planned educational environment based on Dr. Maria Montessori's educational principles.
~To create peace through education one child at a time.

The specific goals for the children who attend VMS are: ~ To encourage a positive attitude toward school and learning. ~ To encourage a sense of independence. ~ To encourage concentration and positive study habits. ~ To foster an abiding curiosity. ~ To encourage initiative and persistence. ~ To foster self-discipline and orderly thinking.

Versailles Montessori School actively seeks a wide variety of staff and children in order to share the rich resources we all have to offer.




Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 90
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 15
Kindergarten 37
1 8
2 9
3 9
4 4
5 4
6 4

Versailles 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 Versailles Montessori School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 6 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 98%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Principal   Tony Guagliardo


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