Lowcountry Montessori School
Beaufort County, SC
Multi-functional building for Montessori-based educational experience
Tharpe Engineering Group provided structural design, construction documentation, and construction administration services for the new single-story, 28,000 SF school building. Construction consisted of conventional wood framing with shallow foundations. The school consists of two classroom buildings for students K-12th grade and contains classrooms and other support spaces, including an outdoor Land Lab where natural gardening is encouraged.
Lowcountry Montessori School (LMS) is a free, nonprofit, state-chartered public school which opened in Beaufort County in August 2014 and provides an official Montessori-based program to students from Beaufort and surrounding counties. In 2014, LMS began serving children from Kindergarten through ninth grades and expanded from Pre-K through 12th Grade in 2017.