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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Food Drive for Porch Durham

Leading into Thanksgiving and a season of giving, MSD's Community Connections Committee is partnering with PORCH-Durham to host a food drive. PORCH’s mission is to provide supplemental food to children and families facing hunger in Durham County. Established in 2011, PORCH-Durham works in partnership with a variety of Durham County nonprofit organizations and Durham Public Schools to identify children and families most at risk of hunger. For more information about the program, check out the PORCH-Durham website.

From Nov. 29th-Dec. 10th, families can drop off food in collection bins at the arrival gate (for Early Childhood and Elementary), outside the Toddler building, or outside the office. We need volunteers on December 13th between 8:30-10:30am to pick up the donations from MSD and deliver to the Child Food Hub in Durham. Please let Natalie know if you are able to help with this by emailing her at Click to see a list of most needed donation items and items that can not be donated.

Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you haven't already scheduled your Parent-Teacher conferences, please contact Moriah ASAP. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held in person (in the classrooms, masked and distanced). The Elementary conferences are student-led so your child will attend with you. The Toddler and Early Childhood conferences are for adults only. Students in Early Childhood and Elementary are eligible for the No-School camps during those conference days, if registered through the parent portal.

MSD admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, age, citizenship, military status, and genetic information to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. MSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, family structure, age, citizenship, military status, and genetic information in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan program, hiring policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.