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Our Campuses

The Montessori School of Raleigh: one vibrant community, two beautiful campuses. 

Our campuses and classrooms are intentionally designed to meet the needs of students at their particular developmental stages. For our younger learners, our village-like Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, provides welcoming, child-sized spaces—orderly, nurturing, sheltered, and safe—designed to broaden their worlds every day with a rich array of new experiences that intrigue and expand their curious minds. Our Brier Creek Campus, situated on 40 acres in rural Durham County, helps our students take the next step toward independence. During this stage of adolescent growth and change, we give students the space they need—literally. On these 40 acres, we surround them with care, support, and the freedom to be themselves, ask tough questions, express their interests, and find answers to life’s most critical questions: “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to become?”

On both of our campuses, we seek to prepare the best possible environments for your student to think, wonder, explore, analyze, express, and exercise her mind and body. Everywhere you look, everything you see should send the same clear, welcoming message: this is a place intentionally and intelligently made for learning.


Lead Mine Campus

(6 weeks - 6th grade)
7005 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Lead Mine Campus Virtual Tour

The Lead Mine Campus consists of five academic buildings on 10 acres. Each building contains classrooms and learning spaces specifically designed to support MSR's Montessori method and stimulate the young mind. The campus includes a full-size gymnasium, a dedicated theater, school library and technology center, and several well-equipped playgrounds and green spaces.

Lead Mine is MSR's original campus, and houses the main administrative offices, including Admissions, the Business Office, and the Office of the Head of School.

Brier Creek Campus

(7th - 12th grade)
408 Andrews Chapel Road
Durham, NC 27703

Brier Creek Campus Virtual Tour

The Brier Creek campus is made up of two academic buildings, the STEAM Building and the Arts and Humanities Building, placed on a sprawling 40 acre campus designed to help our older students explore their passions and academic interests. The STEAM Building holds classrooms and labs (for traditional STEM subjects integrated with the Arts) the Commons area where students hold community meetings each week. The Humanities Building hosts academic classrooms for the humanities, as well as the campus library, a comfortable commons area and community kitchen, and several other academic projects and spaces.

The large campus also includes expansive green space and wooded areas, a winding cross country course, and an athletic field used for home sporting events. The Brier Creek Campus also hosts MSR's Land and Livestock program; an outdoor classroom complete with chicken coops, a green house, and plotted land for students to utilize. 

Campus Health and Safety

The safety and wellbeing of every student, staff, and community member is paramount to us. The Lead Mine Campus has certified school nurses on campus daily for any needs that should arise. There is a full-time campus security officer staffed on the Lead Mine Campus, and each campus is equipped with recently upgraded security and monitoring systems. Every MSR employee completes a thorough background check, and receives child CPR and AED certification, as well as training on campus safety and emergency response. For questions regarding campus health and safety, contact the school's Chief Operations Officer.