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New Student Orientation: *NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE*

  • There will be NO ORIENTATION in July as originally planned & communicated.
  • Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 2 @ 9:00 – 11:30 AM.
    • 9:00 – 9:15: student & parent arrival
    • 9:15 – 10:00: students & parents participate in Morning Meeting in classrooms
    • 10:00 – 11:30: parents depart, students work in classroom with teachers
    • 11:30: student pick-up

  • Orientation is required for all students new to the school.

Again, please note that on Monday - Wednesday 7/25 - 7/27, there will be NO ORIENTATION

Back-to-School Night - Monday 8/1:
Bring the children to meet their teachers and classmates and participate in class orientation. Please arrive AT the start time(s) below and be prepared to stay for at least 30 minutes. Thanks!

  • Primary (Pre-K & Kindergarten): 5:30 - 6:30
  • Elementary (1st - 5th Grades): 6:30 - 7:30


We have no open positions at the current moment but I am always happy to receive resumes. Please send letter of interest, resume, and educational/teaching philosophy to express general interest in employment to Director Stephanie Babcock-Wright via email:
Mail to
Coastal Empire Montessori Academy & Charter School
301 Buckhalter Rd.,
Savannah, GA 31405

2016-17 School Year Application Information

Thank you for your interest in Coastal Empire Montessori! We are pleased that you are considering applying to our program. We offer:

  • Pre-K3 (families pay tuition for this program)
  • Pre-K4 (a free, Georgia Pre-K program; students must be 4 years old by 9-1-16 to be eligible)
  • Grades K - 5th (a free, public, charter school program)

The 2016-17 enrollment lottery was held on April 5, 2016. All classes are full and wait lists exist at each grade level. We are currently accepting additional applications on a rolling basis, and applicants will be placed on the appropriate wait list as their applications are received.

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BUS INFORMATION - 2016-17 Bus Routes

2016-17 bus routes are not yet established. For now, simply ensure your address information on file at the school is correct and we will post information as it becomes available.

2016-17 Extended Care Registration Form
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Bell Times

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Important Times to Note

8:50 – 9:15 AM Morning drop-off
No student may be dropped off prior to 8:50 unless enrolled in a before-school program.

9:15 AM Morning “Tardy” bell
Lateness to school is strongly discouraged!

9:15 AM Breakfast closes
No tardy students may eat breakfast; the only exceptions are those who arrive on late busses.

9:45 AM Lunch orders finalized
Any student arriving after 9:45 must have a lunch order phoned into the Main Office before this time or may not eat school lunch that day.

3:40 PM Early sign-out window closes
Early sign-outs of any kind are strongly discouraged!

3:40 – 4:00 PM No student dismissal during this time.
All pick-ups will happen via car line after 4:00. Please note that, for the safety of all, there are no exceptions.

4:00 – 4:25 PM Afternoon pick-up

4:25 – 4:40 PM Late dismissal
Parents of any student still on campus will be called in order to facilitate speedy pick-up. Students being at school after 4:25 should be a very rare exception.

4:40 PM End of late dismissal
Any remaining car riders will be sent to Extended Care and parents will be charged a fee for the childcare service.

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Uniform Colors

Tops: White, Navy Blue or Grey Polo
Khaki, Navy Blue, Navy Blue Plaid
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