Discovery Montessori receives international accreditation

Discovery Montessori in Port Orchard announced they received international accreditation from the Montessori Educational Programs International (MEPI).

The school had to comply with a set of rigorous standards and criteria including an on-site review to receive this honor. Discovery Montessori is the first American Montessori School that has qualified for accreditation through MEPI.

The school’s teacher-child ratio is generally around 1:7 in all classes. The school offers classes for preschool, kindergarten, and grades 1-8, along with before and after school daycare.

Additionally, the school offers after-school programs or instruction in traditional and Suzuki piano, drama, art, science, and yoga. There is also an eleven week summer program, which emphasizes academics as well as offering cooking, sewing, sports, drama, music, art, and field trips.

Parents are invited to visit Discovery Montessori and spend time in some of classrooms to experience the Montessori way of learning. For more information, contact Starla Franks, director, at 360-337-5745 or by email at

The school is located at 1026 Sidney Ave., Suite 160.


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