Allowing students to explore deeply and find new meaning in their world through hands-on and real-world learning experiences such as the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) are hallmarks of the MSR experience and reflect Maria Montessori’s belief that by freeing a child’s potential you will “transform them into the world.” In March of 2023, eight Upper Elementary students from The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) participated in the 2023 MMUN Conference in New York City as part of an international delegation of students. The conference was the culmination of almost a year’s worth of concentrated preparation by the students who met after school once a week beginning in September 2022.
Welcome to The Montessori School of Raleigh
a Montessori and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
The Montessori School of Raleigh is the Triangle’s modern embodiment and mindful practice of the time-proven Montessori philosophy,
developing agile thinkers, poised communicators, and gracious collaborators—engineers of authentic and fulfilling lives.
In the Upper Elementary (UE) classrooms at The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR), a scientific approach is taken when asking life’s “big” questions like, “What does osmosis look like to a gummy bear?” or “What type of hay do goats find most delicious?” Through hard work, planning and experimentation, MSR’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students discover the answers to these important inquiries and share what they have learned during the annual Upper Elementary Science Fair.
Recent evaluation finds MSR offers an IB and Montessori experience that is “purposely designed to have maximum impact on students.”
As an official IB World School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) undergoes regular evaluations both internally and with the IB organization to confirm and support the school’s commitment to and delivery of the IB Diploma Programme to MSR students in grades 11 and 12. IB representatives visited MSR’s Brier Creek Campus in March as a part of one of these evaluations, and recently shared their findings with students in a community meeting and with school leadership.
Peter Pan, Wendy, Tiger Lily, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell—all familiar characters from J.M Barrie’s novel Peter and Wendy. The story of Peter Pan has had many iterations over the years, and this spring, The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR), staged a new adaptation of this story entitled Peter Pan; or the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.
On Wednesday, March 8, four students and one faculty member from The Montessori School of Raleigh's Upper School attended the Asian American Alliance conference for Asian-identifying students, faculty, and staff at Cary Academy. The conference, inspired by the work of the Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA), and designed and hosted by Cary Academy, had a theme of "Building Bridges Across Communities."
I am often asked by fellow educators who are unfamiliar with the Montessori Method of education,“Why Montessori?” I am delighted whenever I am asked this question because it allows me to share an in-depth explanation as to why I believe the Montessori Method is an amazing option for today’s modern child.
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, nine MSR alumni participated in Alumni Day at the Brier Creek Campus. The alumni represented all three of MSR’s high school graduating classes: 2020, 2021, 2022. As part of the day, Middle and Upper School students attended an alumni panel discussion, during which the visiting alumni shared college and life experiences since graduating from MSR.
This holiday season, the Interdisciplinary team at The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR), offered a special cultural experience for students on the school's Lead Mine Campus. MSR Spanish teachers had their elementary students, explore Caribbean holiday traditions. As part of that study, students learned about "las parrandas," a Puerto Rican musical tradition that takes place during the Christmas season.
Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment. —Maria Montessori
In keeping with Dr. Montessori’s method of teaching and learning, students at The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) enjoy hands-on, real-world learning experiences, like field trips and special guests in the classroom, designed to deepen their understanding at every level of their development.
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