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Welcome to Friendship Montessori School

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.

Friendship Montessori School is an Associate School Member of the American Montessori Society.


Our Philosophy

Why Montessori?

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We believe that each child is an individual, which is why no two paths through Friendship Montessori are the same. Instead of a set curriculum, students are given time and space to follow their talents and interests, learning independently as well as one-on-one with teachers. In everything we do, we focus on educating the whole child to be a good friend and citizen in addition to a lifelong learner.

Our Programs

A Strong Beginning

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FMS invites students age 2-6 to join our warm and welcoming school community. Our Pre-Primary classroom stresses the development of independence, self-reliance, social skills, and a love of learning. Primary students build the fundamentals of math and reading and hone practical life skills in addition to exploring science, history, and art. Our kindergarteners pursue advanced lessons in preparation for a successful transition to first grade.


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

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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.

Visit Us

First Monday Open Houses

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Although we welcome visits by appointment throughout the school year, every Monday we’re in session is an official Open House day during which drop-ins will be welcome from 9:00–10:30.

Support FMS

Give the Gift of Friendship

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Friendship Montessori School graciously accepts donations from those who would like to help further the mission of our school.

Donations are used to provide scholarship support to families who value this education but are unable to afford full tuition.

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Areas of Interest

Stay and Play
The Montessori Method

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