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About Us

The Montessori Children’s School, Inc. was founded in 1993 as Jacksonville Montessori School by three dedicated Montessori families. In 1997, the school opened a building designed to meet the needs of Montessori students. The school has grown to include classes for Toddler, Primary, Elementary and Adoloscent students.

The school is a non-profit organization    501(c)(3) and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the parents.  The school is a legal Non-Public School in North Carolina, a Member School of the American Montessori Society and Montessori Educational Programs International and a licensed Day Care facility.

School Community: The relationship between staff and parents is essential to the success and strength of the school.  The parents are active in supporting the school through volunteer efforts.

Incorporation: 1997

Enrollment: 160 Children

Ages: 1 – 14

Composition: Day student population from throughout the area representing the races, cultures, religions, and languages of a multi-national population.

Philosophy: Students are active participants, problem solvers, and learners who best learn “by doing”, guided by accomplished teachers who are gifted facilitators.

Curriculum: A Montessori curriculum of math, language, science, and culture taught in an experiential and inter-disciplinary manner to students cross-age grouped in 3-year developmental learning “cycles.”

Governance: 5-15 member unpaid Board of Directors.

Leadership: Head of School, Flo Hart

Strong leadership, a thoughtful planning process, and prudent financial management have enable MCS to meet past planning goals with success. Through institutional assessment and careful long-range planning, high educational standards have been met and emerging opportunities seized during a time of growth.

Montessori Children’s School facilities include: