Sea Pines Montessori Academy
Sea Pines Montessori Academy
Sea Pines Montessori Academy

About SPMA

Sea Pines Montessori Academy offers a distinctly unique, challenging, and nurturing learning experience for toddlers (Preprimary), early childhood (Primary), Elementary, and Middle School students on beautiful Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Started as South Carolina’s first Montessori preschool, Sea Pines Montessori Academy serves students from 15 months of age through the 8th grade.

At Sea Pines Montessori Academy each child grows in a structured environment characterized by freedom and respect. Based on Dr. Maria Montessori’s innovative philosophy of education, our mission is to help children:

  • love the process of learning
  • achieve academic success at a natural pace
  • have strong social skills
  • possess positive work habits
  • solve problems themselves
  • be confident and joyful
  • work well independently and collaboratively
  • feel strong in mind, body and spirit
  • respect and appreciate community
  • be curious and excited about the world around them
  • grow socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually as a whole child

Become a part of the SPMA Family

  • SPMA is a community-oriented school that holds a special place in the minds and hearts many families.
  • Our school was founded in 1968 and since then thousands of families have woven their lives in and through our school.

We thank each family and child for making us who we are today, and hope you will consider becoming part of our remarkable story by enrolling your child in our world-class Academy.

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SPMA is licensed by the S.C. Department of Social Services and operates under the guidelines of the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). SPMA is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the International Montessori Council (IMC) and is affiliated with the American Montessori Society (AMS) and South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).