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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.

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Faculty Spotlight: Courtney Nutter

Coaching and teaching is part of my DNA, or at least that is what my father, a life-long coach and mentor,  always told me.  I come from a long line of educators, so it is not surprising that I find myself teaching Physical Education at MSR.  Another role that I play at MSR is that of Director of Athletics. It is here that I find the greatest joy in working alongside the coaches and motivating our teams to perform to the best of their abilities.  When I see our student-athletes working together with their teammates, coaches, and players from other schools, I feel inspired in my own career. 

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Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Edwards

All of the discoveries of mankind will be known to them and they will improve what has been done and make fresh discoveries. They must make all the improvements in houses, cities, communications, and methods of production that are to be made. The future generation must not only know how to do what we can teach them, they must also go a step further.”
                               - Dr. Maria Montessori, 1946 Lectures

A quick glance at the headlines demonstrates the dynamic role of technology in our world. From social media legislation to AI advances, our society is experiencing constant shifts and resulting philosophical questions. You may wonder how The Montessori School of Raleigh positions themselves and our students to be prepared for this ever changing world.

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MD Sable

As an Early Childhood Aide & Lead After-Care Guide on the Lead Mine Campus, I get to see firsthand the outcomes of a Montessori education. Being an aide, I have the opportunity to work and interact with many students in several different levels and classrooms. Because of this, I get the chance to appreciate the gradual growth, maturity, and real-life learning that only comes from a Montessori setting–the embrace of a child’s independence and desire to learn. As I continue to learn more about Montessori education, I continue to be reminded of the incredible difference MSR’s educational setting has on students, and enjoy the opportunity to “follow the child” as they grow and learn.

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Karen R

In our Early Childhood program at MSR kindness is shown daily through a gentle hug to a friend, a warm smile, kind words, helping a friend on the playground, zipping a younger friend's coat, or helping a friend up when they have fallen. Kindness is best taught when it is modeled with purpose and passion. Encouraging our children at an early age to put kindness into action through their thoughts, words, and actions will make our world a more peaceful place to live.

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Faculty Spotlight: Sam Hirte

The beauty of reading is that it allows you to be transported to different realities and have experiences that you might otherwise not be exposed to. In having the opportunity to teach English to Grades 7-12 students at the Brier Creek Campus, I am in a unique position to push our students to read literature that they otherwise may not be exposed to and increase their understanding of the world and the people around them. ​​​​​​​

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Cathy Bocklage

Some people might think it odd to use the two words "Grace and Courtesy" with the Toddler age group.  Toddlers are at a very "egocentric" stage of development and it often seems that the world revolves around them.  As a parent, teaching manners and social etiquette to a Toddler seems a little daunting or perhaps even impossible.  The good news is it is very possible and the toddlers are even more receptive to social etiquette and manners than you might think.  Dr. Maria Montessori incorporated Grace and Courtesy into her curriculum because she recognized that the young child is going through a sensitive period for order.  This strong sense of order needs to incorporate a social framework so it can be absorbed, and thus the child feels more comfortable in his/her surroundings. When this framework is established, the child is more caring, purposeful, and respectful within the classroom environment.  In fact, Grace and Courtesy are the hallmarks of any Montessori school.

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