“Education of even a very small child…does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life…”
-Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori Country Day
- Low student to teacher ratios
- Full-time and part-time options
- Care for children 15 months through kindergarten
- Academically challenging curriculum
- Open year-round with optional summer sessions
- Voted #1 preschool in Western North Carolina
Montessori Country Day is committed to nurturing and educating young children through the Montessori Method, an early educational model developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. The Montessori Method is based on the understanding that children are motivated by a natural curiosity for learning, a desire to participate in activities that use their senses, muscles and intellect. It is also grounded in respect for each child as an individual with unique emotional, social, and intellectual needs.
At Montessori Country Day, we maintain a passion for allowing children to experience the joy of learning at an early age, while preserving the spontaneity, curiosity, and initiative inherent within him/her. Montessori Country Day wishes to attract a diverse student body representing many ethnic backgrounds, religions, abilities, and learning styles. We celebrate our differences.
Finally, Montessori Country Day is here to serve our families. In our multi-aged settings we are grouped like a family or neighborhood. Our children have a chance to progress from youngest to middle to oldest child. In a non-competitive social environment, children learn from older models and progress in developing leadership roles. Remaining in the same class for several years fosters security, confidence, friendships and understanding between teachers, families and children of individual capabilities and needs.