Welcome to Don Bosco Montessori!

Don Bosco Montessori School is located in the lower level of St. James Catholic Church, in Charles Town, W.V. Serving the Harpers Ferry, Ranson, and Martinsburg region with the most authentic Montessori Program in the area. Our Elementary Classroom is recognized by the Association Montessori International, (AMI).

All classrooms, beginning in the Toddler Community, are bi-lingual so that children are immersed in another language and implicitly learn to speak and write in Spanish. Latin instruction begins in first grade.

Don Bosco fully incorporates the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program for ages 3-12, having atria Level I, II and III. DBM also has a unique relationship the Canons of New Jerusalem, an order of monks who participate in the faith life of the school and also instruct the students in the use of Latin.

Don Bosco is committed to the development of character, believing it to be the single most influential and most powerful feature that any person can possess. Students who develop a virtuous character can affect change — in the world and in others.

Children who are given the opportunity to work hard, to accomplish big things, and contribute to their community are better prepared to navigate the joys and challenges of adult life. Join our community, a community of faculty and families who are committed to helping children learn to experience their accomplishments with grace and face their disappointments with humility as they discern their vocation in life and to live it with integrity.

We invite you to schedule a tour and observe classes in session. You will see children who are joyful, considerate of one another and actively engaged in collaborative purposeful work. Don Bosco children become life-long lovers of learning!

Don Bosco Montessori School is a non-profit 501(C)(3) institution and is registered with the State of West Virginia as a private parochial school. The school makes no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, national or ethnic origin.

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