Lowcountry Montessori School Application
Our Open Enrollment for the 2020 - 2021 school year runs from October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020. All applications received during this time will be placed in the lottery if there are more applications than seats available for that grade level. The Lottery will be held on February 25, 2020 at 4:30 pm.
Applications can be mailed or delivered to:
LMS Admissions, 749 Broad River Drive, Beaufort, SC 29906,
emailed to , or
faxed to 843-322-0925.
We offer school tours Tuesdays at 9:45 am. Please contact the Front Office so we know to expect you. 843-322-0577.
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM INFORMATION
There is a $150 non-refundable application fee due prior to enrollment. The 2019-20 fees for the program are:
Monthly Fee - $5665/year ($566.50/month for 10 months)
Free/Reduced Monthly Fee - $4665/year ($466.50/month for 10 months)
(Parent must supply tax returns for both parents or other supporting documentation to qualify for the discount.)
Half Day Monthly Fee - $4000/year ($400/month for 10 months hours are 8 am - 12 pm)
There is an administrative fee of $75 for each year.
Hours are 8:15 am - 3:15 pm with early care offered from 7 am and after-care offered until 6 pm.
Call with any questions.
Early Care is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at a rate of $4.00 per child, or 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at a rate of $2.00 per child.
After Care is from 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. It will also provide a program for the Early Release days, ½ day early dismissal from 12:30 p.m.
PRICING: Monday thru Friday, 3:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Daily Rate: 1-child-$15.00___2-children-$25.00___ 3-Children-$35.00____.
Weekly Rate: 1-child-$65.00____2-children-$120.00____ 3-children-$145.00____
If less than one hour, the hourly rate of $8.50 per child will apply.
Early Dismissal days will be $10.00 per child from 12:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. They must bring their lunch. There are also after school clubs. The list of these is available in the Front Office.
Please contact Mike Bell at for any Records Requests or questions.
2019 - 20 Lottery
The Waitlists will be updated and announced
here and on Facebook
Under S.C. Code Ann. Regs. 43-241, students who cannot attend public school because of illness, accident, or pregnancy, even with the aid of transportation, are eligible for medical homebound or hospitalized instruction. A physician must certify the student is unable to attend school but may profit from instruction given in the home or hospital. Should an approved student not be provided the medical homebound instruction that he or she is entitled to receive, the student is eligible to have the medical homebound instruction made up by the district. This make up may occur during the student’s remaining eligibility for medical homebound instruction or may occur after the student returns to school provided the make-up periods are not during the regular school day.
Under S.C. Code Ann. § 59-40-50(B)(1), a charter school must adhere to the same health, safety, civil rights, and disability rights requirements as are applied to public schools operating in the same school district or, in the case of the South Carolina Public Charter School District or a public or independent institution of higher learning sponsor, the local school district in which the charter school is located.
Medical Homebound School Contact: Michael Bell: 843-322-0577
Lowcountry Montessori School
Notice of Child Find
Upon request, Lowcountry Montessori School is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services. A request for evaluation is known as a referral. When the school receives a referral, the school will appoint an Evaluation Planning team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The school locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in Lowcountry Montessori School. This Child Find obligation is also fulfilled by the school’s posting of this information in a public location (website, school newsletter, school email letter) at least annually.
A school or district staff member who reasonably believes a child may be a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child or a child advancing from grade to grade, to the school district in which the child is enrolled. Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.
Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child or a child advancing from grade to grade, to the school or district in which the child is enrolled. Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability. A referral may be made by contacting Becky Shaffer, Special Education Coordinator, at 843-322-0577.
For parents with children who are not currently enrolled in a school within the South Carolina Public Charter School District who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child or a child advancing from grade to grade, to the child’s district of residence. The contact information for the districts may be found at:
Quarterly through back-to-school letter
Posted throughout building