The Montessori Classroom
The classroom settings for all ages encourage collaboration, social skills and responsibility. Each room is unique, bright, inviting, and purposefully arranged to set the stage for focused, calm learning activity.
The teachers each day guide children toward
Moreover, teaching children to be responsible members of their community, and imparting the skills they need to problem-solve and resolve conflicts, is as important as academic instruction. Students learn to care for themselves, for others, and for their environment, and practice community responsibility and service as part of the curriculum. Each classroom becomes a community built on respect and trust.
Faculty and Staff
Our staff includes 12 lead teachers and specialists, 11 assistant teachers, 4 administrators, and trained After School staff, whose tenure at Montessori Children’s House of Durham exceeds 200 years. Low teacher turnover enables the development of a strong, committed school community. All lead teachers have Montessori certification, and all staff members receive in-house training to make every child’s day consistent with the Montessori philosophy of grace, courtesy, care and respect.