Our Mission

Our Vision 

Wheatley Montessori was established by Sharon Bennett and Sylvia Blassengale, educators who have touched the lives of many young people in the upstate of South Carolina.


Through Sharon’s work as an elementary school media specialist and Sylvia’s experiences as a middle school guidance counselor and teacher of special needs students, they share a passion for ensuring that all upstate children possess the necessary skills that will best prepare them for academic and career success.


Along with the school’s Directress, Colin Blassengale, they proudly opened a

pre-school for 3-6 year olds, Wheatley Montessori School, in the fall of 2015.  


Ms. Blassengale also shares the vision that early preparation is essential and that the Montessori Method is the most effective means in educating students so that they will be ready to meet the rigor and demands of the academic world; as well as educating the whole child into becoming a successful member of society.

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Wheatley Montessori School celebrates diversity and strives to instill strength, honesty, compassion and confidence in each child. We give each child support and encouragement to become his or her own unique individual.

We will provide an environment that nurtures children to reach their fullest potential while creating a high-quality, enriching environment for staff, and a welcoming and open partnership with parents and families.