For over 35 years, Montessori Day School has been providing quality Montessori education in the Chapel Hill community. Our experienced teachers respect the unique personality and learning style of each child and do not compare a child to norms or standards that are measured by traditional educational systems. Our philosophy encourages a child to learn in his or her own way and proceed at his or her own pace, with an unlimited curriculum, teaching self-reliance and independence, leading to more opportunities to develop abstract thinking. Our students benefit from our emphasis on and expectation of mutual respect, grace, and courtesy. Our goal at Montessori Day School is to provide a stimulating, child oriented environment where children ages 18 months to 12 years can explore, touch, and learn without limitations. The end result is to build a life-long love of learning.


Calendar & Upcoming Events

  • MDS Open House: Saturday, January 24, 2015: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Parent Morning in Ages 3-6 Classrooms: Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • MDS PSG February Fling & Auction: Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • MDS PSG Carnival: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  • Spring Fling/Art Show/Concert: Friday, May 8, 205


MDS at a Glance

  • Founded in Chapel Hill in 1979
  • In June 2013, MDS relocated to a completely renovated building at 1702 Legion Road, in Chapel Hill
  • Offers Programs for Toddlers, Preschoolers & Elementary Students, from 18 months – 6th Grade
  • Current Enrollment: 49


  • MDS is celebrating its 35 Anniversary this year! We are so proud to have served our community’s youth for 3.5 decades, and we look forward to many more years of learning!
  • MDS is hosting a Book Drive for Book Harvest from January 15-30, 2015. Drop off your new and gently used books in the bin outside the front door, and give a book to a child who needs one.