Welcome to Montessori Academies at Christina!

  • Montessori Academy at Christina (MAC) offers a Montessori program at the elementary level in Wilmington.  We offer a full-day program in grades 1-5 (8:30 am-3:30 pm) at the Bancroft School, with School Choice available for grades 1-3.

    • Wilmington: The Bancroft School, 700 N. Lombard Street, Wilmington
Student using Montessori material
  • Education Options
    Christina School District
    Drew Educational Support
    600 N. Lombard Street
    Wilmington, DE 19801

    Phone: 302-552-2618
    Fax: 302-429-4138

  • The Montessori Philosophy

    The Montessori Method, based on the scientific research of Dr. Maria Montessori in Rome at the turn of the 20th century, is rooted in the belief that children (1) are innate learners, driven by curiosity and (2) thrive in physical and social settings prepared specifically for them.
  • The Montessori Classroom

    • Child-Focused
    • Mixed-Age
    • Sensory-Intensive


  • Montessori Curriculum

    The social and academic curricula are equally important in Montessori schools. Both are rigorous, individualized, highly structured, and aligned prekindergarten through grade 12.
  • Outcomes

    As a result of this focus on each child’s individuality and development, Montessori children are confident, intrinsically motivated, responsible, creative, cooperative, and respectful. They emerge more than ready for whatever is next in their lives: college, the workforce, or community service.