1400 Harvey Road
Wilmington, DE 19810
Head of School: Marie Dugan
Ages Served: 12 months – 12 years
Accreditations: American Montessori Society; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; National Association for the Education of Young Children
Wilmington Montessori School, Delaware’s oldest and largest Montessori school, has fostered independent thinking, social responsibility and a passion for lifelong learning in its students for more than 45 years. Rooted in a foundation built when Maria Montessori introduced her child-centered teaching methods more than a century ago, WMS prepares students with the knowledg, creativity, innovative spirit and open-mindedness required by a rapidly changing world. WMS is a co-educational independent school serving the needs of children ages 6 months through 12 years. Located on a 26-acre campus, the school currently serves more than 300 children and offers before and after-care services as well as diversified camp programs.
Mission Statement: Wilmington Montessori School is a collaborative learning community rooted in Montessori principles, inspiring the joyful discovery of self and a a passion for learning and independent thinking. We empower children to be knowledgeable and responsible contributors to the global community.
The community of Wilmington Montessori School develops each individual’s human potential to be a responsible contributor to the global community by focusing on the development of character, leadership, thinking skills, knowledge, life management skills, creative and artistic abilities, and social responsibility through the model of C.A.R.E.S: Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control.