Learn how a Montessori education can prepare your child for life.

"We do not say that we want to prepare a school for the children, we wish to prepare an environment for life, where the child can develop a life." -Maria Montessori

Modern neuroscience confirms that classic Montessori methods promote problem solving, independent thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

Why Montessori? Prepare your child.

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform [them] into the world." -Maria Montessori

This transformation begins in our prepared environments that foster the
development of order, concentration, coordination, and independence in a gentle atmosphere of respect, care, grace, and courtesy. 

Explore our transformative programs.

Who do MSD graduates become?

"No one can be free unless [they are] independent: therefore, the first, active manifestations of the child's individual liberty must be so guided that through this activity [they] may arrive at independence." -Maria Montessori

At Montessori School of Durham, the child is in the process of becoming. 

MSD graduates become...

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MSD Community Hikes

Check out the Tuesday announcement newsletters for more information about the community hikes coming up in October. We look forward to gathering outside for hikes in the area. Everyone 2 years and older must be masked when together with the MSD group.

International Day of Peace

We look forward to celebrating International Day of Peace on Tuesday, September 21st as a school. The Early Childhood and Elementary classes will use flowers to help decorate the fence that borders the carpool lane. The display will grow throughout the day as each class visits to decorate. We do need your help to make this happen! If you are able, please have your Early Childhood and Elementary child bring at least 10 stems of silk flowers to school on Tuesday, September 21st.  Each class will have an allotted time to take their flowers to the fence and decorate. We will keep the installment up for as long as we can. Please use the viewing of the flowers as an opportunity to discuss the idea of peace and how you feel it relates to you, to your family, and to the larger community. In class, all students will discuss peace and will learn songs about peace. Thank you so much for being a part of our Peace Day celebration by assisting your child in choosing the flowers they will bring in next Tuesday. Peace to you all!

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