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"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. 

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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. 

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MSD's Solidarity Week: Chalk for Justice

Montessori School of Durham's Rainbow Club invites you to our Solidarity Week: Chalk for Justice event on Monday, November 7th from 3:15pm-4:15pm. 

All children and grown ups are welcome to join us in creating and sharing artwork and messages of solidarity and justice along the MSD car line sidewalk. During this time, you are also invited to check out the yard signs our Rainbow Club members created together to share along Pickett Road with the broader Durham community for the remainder of the week. 

We are hosting this event in support of GLSEN's Solidarity Week 2022. Solidarity Week is a student-powered campaign dedicated to building collective support for LGBTQ+ students and educators. Our goal is to help our school's families learn about and practice solidarity across different and intersecting identities. Solidarity work happens in many forms and on many different issues. The important part of understanding solidarity work is that collective action is powerful in enacting change. In fact, solidarity can either be the biggest threat to oppression or one of the biggest allies in upholding and reinforcing it. Showing up (or not) makes all the difference.

Join for Coffee with the Head!

Tammy (MSD Head of School) invites current parents/guardians to "Coffee with the Head" so you can share about your experience and ask any questions about the school. There is no agenda for these meetings, as they are an opportunity for parents/guardians to share ideas, ask questions, give feedback, and voice concerns. These coffees will be held by level and are limited to eight people at a time, so please RSVP with the link in the announcements.

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.