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Sue Ferrari to Retire in June 2018

In what she herself has called, “The worst-kept secret at MCS,” I write to inform you that Primary Teacher, Sue Ferrari, has decided to retire at the end of the current school year. In a recent letter to me, Sue wrote: “Although I am retiring from the classroom, my work in Montessori education will continue...

Kids Triathlon

The JUST TRYAN IT Kids Triathlon in Chapel Hill will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2018. This kids’ triathlon is all about kids helping kids! Proceeds from the Chapel Hill event will support families in treatment for pediatric cancer in the Triangle area. All children ages 6-14 are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are a...

Teacher Spotlight – Jeff Kishpaugh

What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? I was working in a charter school which had a lot of great things going for it, but I was not satisfied. I thought, “There have to be better ways to do education.” I decided to visit other schools. One day, I walked into a Montessori classroom. I...

Adolescent Play

Join the Adolescent Community for their student-run production of the Lion King Jr. at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Drawing inspiration from sources such as Hamlet, The Hero’s Journey, and the Mali legend of Sundiata, this story tells the tale of a young lion cub who runs away from his troubles, only to realize that he must face...

Raleigh Web Design & SEO Agency

TheeDesign Launched Our New WordPress Website

Montessori Community School is proud to announce that our newly redesigned website has launched. Our new site was built by Raleigh web design and internet marketing company, TheeDesign, in WordPress. WordPress is an easy-to-use content management system that makes it easy for our team to manage and update our website by ourselves. We have implemented...

It’s Official…We are Going Greene!

At last night’s Chapel Hill Town Council Meeting, our application for a Special Use Permit to expand onto our adjacent, four-acre  Greene Property was unanimously approved. Thanks to all those Board members, parents and staff who have worked tirelessly over the last several years to make this moment possible. Now, the fun begins!

Teachers and Staff Montessori Durham

Teacher Spotlight

Benni Blount, Assistant Teacher: Toddler What drew you to becoming a Montessori teacher? I love being a guide to child-led learning. Children can do so much when they are given the opportunity to show you. Describe your all-time favorite lesson or one that impassions you? My favorite lesson would have to be showing an 18-month-old all the materials...

Introduction to the Adolescent Community

On Thursday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the Adolescent Community environment, the AC guides will be giving a presentation on the philosophical and practical aspects of our program for middle school students. During this talk, they will cover the developmental needs of this important time in a person’s development and how a Montessori approach is especially...

Elementary Transition Night

On January 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the 600 building, parents are invited to learn more about the lower elementary and upper elementary programs. This night is especially helpful to parents of primary elder students and third-year students. We’ll cover some of the elementary curricula and discuss a day in the life of an elementary child at...

Adolescent Community/MLK Service Day

As part of the MLK “Day of Service,” the Adolescent Community will be discussing the value of service and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in this area. We will be having a seminar discussion on “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon that he gave on February 4, 1968, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in...

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