Sussex Montessori making progress on construction and renovations
SEAFORD, Del. – Sussex County’s newest school is nearing completion. Phase one of construction for the Sussex Montessori School is now complete. The school teaches grades kindergarten through sixth grad, and opened this past September. This is very exciting for students and for the parents in the community as well. We’re very glad to be a part of it,” said Delaware Secretary of Education Susan Bunting.
Wednesday the school unveiled ten new, state of the art classrooms and renovations to older buildings. Secretary Bunting says this is the only Montessori program in the state other than one in Wilmington. “This offers an option to children in Sussex County that has not been available to them before. The lone Montessori program that exists in Delaware is in the Wilmington area. So this gives another option to parents and children in Sussex County,” said Secretary Bunting.
Secretary Bunting adds it’s a great new opportunity for parents and students to have more of a say in their education. “It’s always a good option to have choices. Different students need different types or learning programs. They have different types of learning styles. This provides an option they’ve never had before, whether this is during the time of COVID or whether it’s in a non-COVID period,” said Secretary Bunting.
The school says they expect to have about 455 students by the year 2024. Right now a campaign is underway to raise $5.9 million to complete phase two of their renovations. Those include more classrooms for grades four through six.