Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
HCDS is a Christian, Montessori-inspired preschool for students 6-months to 5 years, and is staffed with trained Montessori teachers. Our School hours are: 8:45 am – 12:15 pm, Monday through Friday. We offer 4-day and 5-day options for all age environments. We are located within the Church of the Holy Communion, in downtown Charleston, on the corner of Ashley and Cannon.
The Day School provides an opportunity for each child to grow and develop independently, at their own pace, in our three multi-age Montessori Programs: Infant/Toddler for children ages 6-months to 18-months, Toddler for children ages 18-months to 36-months, and Primary for children ages 3-5 years old.
We follow Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophies and encourage each student’s inherent love of learning. Students are encouraged to respect themselves and others and to develop inner discipline and confidence.
If you wish to support the Day School, there are several ways to contribute. We need contributions of:
- Latex-Free Gloves (size medium)
- Foaming Handwashing Soap
- Playground balls
- Hand Sanitizer (preferably, scent-free)
A donation box is located outside the Day School Office door to collect these items. Please leave your name so we may thank you properly.
Monetary donations may be made through our donations platform below, and selecting “Day School Fundraising” from the Fund drop-down menu.
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We have the ability to receive contributions online.
“It is not enough for the teacher to love the child. She must first love and understand the universe. She must prepare herself, and truly work at it.”
― Maria Montessori
“Almighty God, heavenly Father, you have blessed us with the joy and care of children: Give us calm strength and patient wisdom as we bring them up, that we may teach them to love whatever is just and true and good, following the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen”.
~ the Anglican Service Book