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 Montessori Community School

We are a place to grow; a place where indoor classrooms and outdoor environments provide children with direct access to the natural world; a place where dedicated, highly-trained faculty prepare beautiful, orderly classrooms and skillfully guide each child’s progress through the curriculum; a place that confidently follows the Montessori philosophy to inspire academic excellence, a love of learning, and healthy social interactions.

Located on the border of Chapel Hill and Durham, MCS is accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA).


A one-on-one tour of our campus is the best way to get to know our school, but this video will give you a virtual tour before you are able to visit us in person!

What some of our Montessori families are saying

Upcoming Events

  • ERB Standardized Testing - 3rd - 8th years

    March 23, 2018  8:30 am - 1:30 pm

    The 3rd - 8th years will have standardized testing this week. For questions, contact Keturah Russell or Kalpu Shah.

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  • Class Photo Day

    March 23, 2018  11:52 am - 12:52 pm

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MCS News

Spring Garden Day

Spring Garden Day will be on Friday, April 20 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. All classrooms will participate and we invite all families…
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Annual Auction

The annual MCS Auction will take place this year on April 6 at The Carolina Inn starting at 7:00 p.m.…
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MCS Blog

What About Us?

A little over a week ago, I posted an essay about the Peace Education curriculum at MCS. That essay was just the…
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Evolution of Humankind

“Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of education.” Maria Montessori Long before We are the World…
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What Would Maria Do?

“Independence, in the case of the adolescents, has to be acquired on a different plane, for theirs is the economic…
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