Enrollment Information

MCH was established in Hattiesburg in September of 1982. Well established, with an excellent success rate in the areas of mathematics and reading as well as many other areas of interest, we work with each child individually, helping them with the use of materials. Every activity has a purpose and each child has the opportunity to learn in the area of his particular giftedness. Our goal is not merely to "produce good readers," but to give each child the freedom to find in our materials what awakens him to the joy of discovery. Learning happens.

We invite you to come visit our school. Take a tour, sit and observe, and see for yourself. Our children are learning to be "decision makers", persistent learners, self motivated, socially adjusted, and self-confident little people. They are not perfect little people, but neither are you or I. What they are becoming is "normalized" so that they can think, problem solve, internalize their experiences. But you will see that when you visit.

Here are some general points of information you will need to know:

  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We offer full time and part time programs.
  • Fully licensed by the Mississippi State Health Department and capable of serving 42 children.
  • Full Montessori curriculum and equipment for children ages 2 through kindergarten.
  • Open classroom with loving and caring teachers who practice the Montessori approach.
  • We are a MS State certified food provider, daily serving a home-cooked lunch and snacks both morning and afternoon.
  • Our food facility and menus, approved by the state of Mississippi, provide a healthy emphasis on "fighting obesity" in the lives of our children.
  • Our school is open year round and has adopted the Hattiesburg Public Schools holiday schedule. Tuition is prorated to cover days off.
  • Optional once a week "extras", "Stretch and Grow" Dance and "Stretch and Grow" Physical Fitness are available at an extra cost to you.
  • Montessori Children's House is approved by and a member of the Better Business Bureau. We have been recognized by the USLBA multiple times, receiving the "BEST IN HATTIESBURG" AWARD IN THE AREAS OF SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES" for three consecutive years.

To secure a position for your child, you should submit a completed application form and non-refundable application fee. A Form #121 state-required immunization record must also accompany the application.

Please note: Two-year-olds are expected to be toilet trained; our school has no diaper changing facility.