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The South Carolina Montessori Alliance (SCMA)  is a non-profit leadership organization of individuals representing public and private schools uniting together to enhance the growth of Montessori education in South Carolina.  The SCMA hosts an annual conference each fall and several events through out the year.

CLICK HERE to Meet our Board of Directors and Committee Leaders


State Validation Project

The SCMA Board of Directors has begun work on a Montessori State Validation Project. School validation is a volunteer program for schools who want a way to demonstrate they meet basic threshold standards, or components, of a fully implemented Montessori school. The program is sponsored by SCMA and organized and run by volunteer Montessori educators.

The SCMA Validation Committee is working, with support from Montessori-Now, to create a state- wide program in support of all Montessori schools in South Carolina.

To learn more:

SCMA Validation Project Overview

SCMA Validation Project FAQ

SCMA Validation Intro and Invitation

We need your input. We are asking Montessorians across the state to share your thoughts about the baseline components needed to fully implement Montessori education. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey.

The committee would also love to hear from you with your questions and comments.




person-icon-parent-and-childPARENT RESOURCES

Need help finding answers about Montessori?  The SCMA offers many resources and information that can help you make the best decisions for your child and family.

CLICK HERE for a list of Parent Resources and Links





Interested in Posting a Position on the SCMA website?  Please CLICK HERE to complete a Job Posting Inquiry. 

Click Here to See Current Job Postings




Future Scholar Program




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By Jody Swanigan / December 2, 2017

Congratulations Beth Langley!

Congratulations to SCMA Board Member Beth Langley, who was chosen as a Wisdom of the Elders 2017-2018 at the MACTE...

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By Candie Goode / May 9, 2016

Call for Presenters for the SCMA Conference

The SCMA Annual Conference is scheduled for October 20 - 21, 2017.  We are looking for presenters who are willing...

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By Candie Goode / May 9, 2016

SCMA Launches Job Board!

The SCMA is excited to share that we have officially launched a Job Posting Board.  This is a great way...

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2016 MACTE Symposium
Two South Carolinian Montessori educators were honored at the 2016 MACTE Symposium:
Wisdom of the Elders Award
This award is given by MACTE to distinguished Montessori Educators in recognition of a lifetime of dedicated, heartfelt service to Montessori Education.  This award is conferred upon unique individuals whose life’s work has been devoted to preparing teachers, to teaching children, and to strengthening the institutions that serve the Montessori Community of interest both in the U.S. and around the world.
The recipients from South Carolina were Dr. Floyd Creech and Dr. John Moncure.