Sussex Montessori Charter School

Our Mission

The mission of the Sussex Montessori School (SMS) is to nurture the development of empathetic, collaborative, persistent and innovative global and community citizens in accordance with the time-tested philosophy of Maria Montessori.

Our Vision

The Vision of the Sussex Montessori School (SMS) 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. We believe 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.

Coffee and Conversation

Do you have questions about Sussex Montessori?  Join us for coffee and conversation with Lisa Coldiron, Head of School, and get your questions answered.

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Our Methods

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Sussex Montessori
Charter School


“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.”

– Maria Montessori