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History

Little Red School House in Arden

More than 54 years ago, a group of dedicated and passionate Delaware parents sat around a table and thoughtfully imagined an independent, non-sectarian school that would offer their children an exceptional educational experience. Beginning as the Wilmington Montessori Association in 1963 with 14 children in a storefront in downtown Wilmington and later moving to a little red school house in Arden, Wilmington Montessori School was born. Wilmington Montessori School incorporated on January 31, 1964.

Today that vision is reflected in a school where more than 200 early childhood, elementary and middle-school students share the hallways on a 25-acre campus and a spacious facility. Our complete campus features 30 classrooms, including a Learning Commons, gymnasium, indoor and outdoor performance stages, music and art rooms, three Maker (STEAM) Studios, and outdoor learning spaces and play areas. Most importantly, though, Wilmington Montessori School continues today with the tradition of academic excellence, individualized learning and parent partnership that our founding parents envisioned.

The vision of our founding parents shapes our decisions to this very day. Wilmington Montessori School has become one of the largest and most esteemed Montessori schools in the country. We provide our students with a safe and nurturing environment, empowering them with a lifelong love of learning combined with independent thinking skills.

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Wilmington Montessori School
1400 Harvey Road
Wilmington, DE 19810

Main Office: (302) 475-0555
Fax: (302) 529-7004

Admissions information: admissions@wmsde.org
For current families: familyrelations@wmsde.org