Prepared
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.

Transformed
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.

Independent
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...

Upcoming Events

Recent News

NC Crunch Day!

On Wednesday, October 21st, MSD students will join others across North Carolina in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown fruit or vegetable. Please send a snack item in your child's lunchbox that is locally grown. The classes will be talking about where our food comes from, local agriculture, and healthy eating. We encourage you to join in by eating local produce and extending these conversations into your homes!

International Day of Peace!

Monday, September 21st is the International Day of Peace. Each of the classes will commemorate this day in their own ways and we will share about that next week! 

Last school year, MSD to become a World Peace site and we installed a peace action pole next to the lower parking lot. The Five Peace Actions that we continue to commit to are to:

  • Seek peace within yourself and others
  • Reach out in service
  • Protect the environment
  • Respect diversity
  • Be a responsible citizen of the world

We encourage you to talk at home as a family about ways you can live out these peace actions!

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.