Welcome to Friendship Montessori School
With exceptional teaching, individualized lessons, self-directed learning, and a culture of acceptance and support, Kent County’s educational jewel has offered first-rate Montessori education to children age 2-6 since 1992.
A Strong Beginning
I love it here. I love my teachers and the works and having snacks and playing with my friends outside. I love reading and math and learning neat things about China.
I like to talk to my friends. And learning about different things about states and countries and what happens in them. I like reading books with my teacher Amy.
Kelly helps me learn to read with sandpaper letters. Amy helps me do art. Holli teaches me amazing things. I like singing with my friends and helping the little kids.
I’ve sent all three of my kids to FMS. My three year old loves school. My five year old is reading fluently. And my seven year old made a seamless transition to first grade.
—Matthew Swanson, parent
A Bright Future
Our basic mission is to ensure each child has the strongest possible first school experience, nourishing and encouraging the innate love of learning that lies within us all. But we also prepare our students to possess the skills, knowledge, experience, community mindedness, and confidence they will need to thrive in any educational setting—and in every other setting they will encounter as they move throughout their lives.
We have paid close attention to what our students do when they leave FMS, and are proud to report that their educational careers have been exemplary.
First Monday Open Houses
Although we welcome visits by appointment throughout the school year, every Monday we’re in session (starting Sept. 21) is an official Open House day during which drop-ins will be welcome from 9:00–10:30.
Give the Gift of Friendship
Donations are used to provide scholarship support to families who value this education but are unable to afford full tuition.