Award Year: 2017

Brockman Elementary School

2245 Montclair Drive
Columbia, SC, 29206-1457

(803) 790-6743

Dr. Eunice Williams, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Marian Crum-Mack, Current Principal

Choice School

Richland County School District One

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Mission

Brockman, guided by the philosophy of Maria Montessori, exists to establish and maintain a child-centered environment that focuses on the development of the whole child.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 17%
  • White: 74%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 23%
Application
Brockman children enjoy working together as they learn!

Brockman children enjoy working together as they learn!

Brockman Elementary School, a public Montessori school, is a great place to learn and grow! Filled with caring adults and exemplary teachers, Brockman partners with families and the larger community to offer engaging learning opportunities for students, pre-k through fifth grade. Following the Montessori philosophy, Brockman provides materialized, self-paced learning as children are taught in multi-age classes. Twenty-first century skills are embedded throughout as children are guided academically, emotionally, physically, artistically, and socially, with the ultimate goal of becoming creative, empathetic, productive global citizens. Inherent in the school's philosophy is the understanding that all children present unique needs and they must be met so that each child can reach his/her potential.

As a mastery-based school, Brockman adheres to a growth mindset -- mistakes are part of the journey. Students are challenged to demonstrate grit and to seek creative solutions to problems. Starting in pre-k, the school focuses on self-responsibility and responsibility toward others. Students are shown that every voice matters and that all benefit from the contributions of others. Through a school-wide peace education curriculum and discipline model, students are taught conflict resolution skills and self-control. As a result, Brockman has minimal instructional time lost and few behavioral issues, leading to high levels of engagement. Recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as a National Healthy Schools Gold Award recipient, Brockman also provides a healthy environment related to physical activity and healthy food options. At Brockman, every facet of a child is important and all children matter!