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For All The Right Reasons

At The Montessori School of Raleigh our families and community have chosen to support MSR for all the right reasons...

...for the individual and learning experience their children enjoy, for a community seeking an education that looks beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom, and for supporting a future of thriving and thoughtful global citizens.

We hope you will take a moment to read the stories of those who have chosen to support, and who are benefitting from MSR's distinct vision and Montessori method. Consider making your an impact on the lives of our students and the future of MSR, with a gift to The MSR Annual Fund—for all the right reasons.


Mehr Tank

Mehr greeted us with a big smile, a confident handshake, and a spirited delivery of her MSR story.  “I arrived here as a baby,” she chirps, adding that her parents wanted her to have a better education than they had.  “They researched good schools,” she continues, “and this one came up.”  Another wide grin, then, “They made the right choice.”

Mehr reflects easily and remembers LE 4 with great fondness and clarity.  “I still love it,” she says with a wistful look on her face.  “Miss Clawson and Miss Sayles—they are awesome. I remember my young self thinking, ‘I don’t want to move anywhere else.’”

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Abdel Darensburg

We hear all kinds of stories about why families choose MSR.  Of all the accounts, however, the one we hear from Abdel Darensburg, father of four-year-old Ayden, is one of the most memorable. Asking parents how they heard about the school is a good way to learn how well our marketing strategies are working.  When we pose that question to Abdel, he doesn’t hesitate a second to respond. “In college I just kept noticing that the sharpest and most academically successful students all had Montessori education in their backgrounds.” He adds that these were students he knew over a period of time, acquaintances in undergraduate as well as in dental college, and from “very diverse backgrounds.”  

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Donna Boyd

“I see the future every day—they’re walking all around me,” says veteran LE Directress Donna Boyd. Momentarily overcome with excitement, she adds, “And now look what we have—a high school!” We agree—more time for students to absorb the life-changing education at MSR. Deeply insightful, remarkably skilled, Donna believes in the power of this school because she is a veteran architect of this transformative learning environment.

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