“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
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A Wonderful Trip to Generations…

This morning, Friday, February 17th, Primary Room 2 (Julie and Lisa) visited the residents of Generations Assisted Living Facilities. The students drew, made some sun catchers, and danced a whole lot! The students loved visiting and the residents had a lot of fun as well! A special thank you to the Elementary students who helped chaperone.

Finally, we would like to thank the staff at Generations for inviting us and allowing another group of our students to have this wonderful opportunity! We will return again soon!
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Parent Talk: Eliminating Unwanted Behaviors

This workshop is the second in our series from The Parent Talk System: The Language of Response-able Parenting and will continue teaching parents how to speak to our children in ways that nurture, uplift, inspire, and promote self-responsibility.

In this session, our focus will be on eliminating unwanted behaviors. Pick your favorite- whining, name-calling, hitting, etc. Using effective Parent Talk strategies, we will learn techniques to eliminate a negative behavior and replace it with a behavior that is more appropriate. Key concepts include: The One-Minute Behavior Modifier; The Power of One; “Next Time,” the Don’t Alternative; and Responses to “I Can’t” language.

Date: February 16, 2017

Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

Childcare will be provided.

Please sign up ahead of time to ensure enough materials for all guests.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found page has been updated for the change in the weather. If your child is missing an item, check our Lost and Found page to see what we have. If you see something belonging to your child, let us know and we will retrieve it for you.

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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.

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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