“We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.”
Maria Montessori

Soccer Shots

Soccer Shots is returning to Abner Montessori. This year, Soccer Shots is partnered with Adidas to provide authentic Adidas Jerseys! Soccer Shots is a soccer training program that is aligned with the South Carolina Early Learning and Development Standards.

If you’d like more information about Soccer Shots you can visit there website
here or contact Matt Simmons at 803-351-1572 or by email at msimmons@soccershots.org
Ages: 3-8
Where: Abner Montessori School. All classes held on campus.
When: Mondays at 3:15pm • Starts 9/12 ; Runs 8 weeks (No Soccer on School holidays or halfdays)
Cost: $80 plus a one time $18 Reg Fee (Only charged once per school year) Fee includes Authentic ADIDAS Jersey ,Mid Season Player Review, Certificate of participation and Season Medal ) (May pay in 2 installments if paid ONLINE only)
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Mondays, Starting September 12th at 3:15pm

Music Makers

Did you know Abner Montessori has a music studio? Teachers from Music Makers offer lessons here at Abner in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, various band instruments, percussion, and guitar.

If you’d like to know more or sign up please visit the
Music Makers site.
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Music Makers offers various days for lessons. See their site for full schedule.

Start of School

Abner Montessori School has had a wonderful start to the school year. Below is a short video of Room 1, Room 2, and the Pre-Primary class. This video was taken around 9:00 am August 8th.

Music By: Jack Johnson

Up Coming Dates

Soccer Shots
Every Monday, Starting September 12th 3:15pm (except for School Holidays and Halfdays)

Music Makers: Young Pianists’ Masterclass
Every 2nd Saturday, Starting September 10th from 12pm to 1pm @ Irmo Studio

Music Makers: Percussion Circle
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday, Starting September 17th from 12pm to 1pm
@ Irmo Studio

Now - Register and Pay Online

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Request a Tour Here

To set up your tour just click the tour link. We will use your information to contact you with tour times that fit your schedule. If you have questions and would like to talk, please call us at 803-345-9428.

Request a Tour

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Why Abner Montessori?

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In a world of rapid change and new discoveries, we can only guess at the skills our children will need to succeed in the 21st century. This rapid change has prompted education programs to focus on the essential lesson of learning how to learn. Children will need to love learning and have the creativity to apply their understanding in many different situations. Our goal is to nurture your child's intelligence, self-confidence, personal creativity and independence, and to help them come to love learning as they begin to discover their true potential during the most important years of their education. Our slogan, “Shining Light on life building experiences!”, states our desire to create an environment full of experiences to help children develop in ways God has created them. Abner Montessori School offers students a world-class education based on the Montessori approach to learning by building on the understanding that children learn most effectively through direct experience and the process of investigation and discovery.

Make an informed decision about your child’s care and education. Accept our invitation to visit our school and observe a working classroom. Tours are given Monday-Friday between 8:30 - 11:00.
For additional information and to learn more about Abner Montessori school and the Montessori Method select the area of interest below.

Pre-Primary Room - age 2-3

Abner Montessori School's Pre-Primary program offers children who are age two by September 1st a wonderful environment designed to encourage their investigative nature with opportunities to explore, move, and manipulate materials with purposeful intent. Montessori recognized that when a child's mind is exposed to a rich and stimulating environment during this period, the brain will literally develop a much stronger and lasting ability to learn and accomplish.

Primary Room - age 3-6

Dr. Montessori discovered long ago that the child under the age of six has a miraculous ability to absorb their world around them. She called this special mind the "Absorbent Mind." The young child can absorb language, perfect movement and internalize order. Never will these sensitivities and abilities be more alive than in the early years of life.


Abner Elementary provides an encouraging environment that allows a child to work at their one pace and gain an understanding of the core academic disciplines of Language, Reading, Math, History, Science, Geography, and Art. Our peaceful, non-competitive, environment helps to nurture a love of learning and strong community bonds that help the child grow socially and emotionally through a wide range of lessons and experiences.
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Montessori Information

In 1907, Dr. Montessori's scientific background and studies of how children learn led her to establish the first "Children's House," which introduced the revolutionary concept of a child-centered environment. Find out more about the history and the method.

How did our school get the name "Abner"?

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The name Abner comes from the Old Testament in the Bible. In First and Second Samuel you will find that Abner was the chief officer of Saul's army. He was also present when David fought and defeated the giant Philistine warrior, Goliath. The name Abner means, "My father is a lamp." The name Abner provides the vision of a path being lit on a journey. We want to partner with you as we light the path for your child on their journey through the early education years. We use the sun (a source of light) in our logo and have adopted the slogan, "Shining Light on Life Building Experiences." We hope to be a source of light in the development of your child.

Abner Montessori School • 432 E. Boundary Street • Chapin, SC 29036 • 803-345-9428