Why Montessori Country Day?
- Low student to teacher ratios
- Full-time and part-time options
- Care for children twelve months through kindergarten
- Academically-challenging curriculum
- Certified Montessori teachers
- 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. Our teachers have the understanding that children are motivated by a natural curiosity for learning and a desire to participate in activities that use their senses, muscles and intellect. They respect each child as an individual with unique emotional, social and intellectual needs.
At Montessori Country Day, we encourage children to experience the joy of learning at an early age, while preserving the spontaneity, curiosity and initiative inherent within each child.
We ensure educational quality with small class sizes, low teacher-to-student ratios and close communication with parents.
We seek support and evaluations from professionals in Montessori education and early childhood education through workshops, conventions, Montessori teacher training programs, our local Smart Start, the Child Care Resource & Referral Program and college classes.
Montessori Country Day wishes to attract a diverse student body representing many ethnic backgrounds, religions, abilities and learning styles. We celebrate our differences.
Finally, we are here to serve our families. In our multi-aged classes, 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.