About Us 2019-02-10T20:09:16-05:00

Established in 1984, The New School is the leading private elementary school in Holly Springs, North Carolina. We are a non-sectarian, private Montessori school serving children from six weeks through eighth grade.

As an associate member of the American Montessori Society, the school adheres to the basic tenets of the Montessori philosophy in all of our programs. Our emphasis is to ensure the highest quality experience by embracing each student as an individual, and as such, to construct a personalized program that meets the unique needs of all children in our school.

As we celebrate over 30 years of providing an exceptional learning experience to our students, our community has continued to grow, and we are now in our next phase of growth with plans of establishing a second location and expanding our middle school.

Our School

Connecting students to the nature around them is an integral part of our program. Because the school is located on six acres of wooded land, we are able to provide exceptional outdoor areas for the children to enjoy. In addition to a variety of wooded nature trails that exist on the property, each classroom also has access to its own outdoor garden. Our elementary classrooms also have additional gardening space courtesy of the amazing work of the students in our Montessori Adolescent Program. Plans to create more raised beds and construct a greenhouse are also in the works. Additionally, there is also plenty of space on our fenced younger children’s playground and a large play area for our elementary and middle school students.

The school building was purposefully designed to provide spacious classrooms with natural lighting via skylights. Most of our young children’s classrooms are also equipped with observations booths with one-way mirrors for parents to enjoy watching their children at work without being seen.


Our Teachers

Our experienced and caring teachers are at the heart of our success. All of our teaching teams share a common goal to serve in the best interest of each child. Their dedication, training, and passion for teaching is reflected in our reputation of offering a truly individualized and nurturing program.

All lead teachers are certified through either the American Montessori Society or other international Montessori agencies. Most have many years of experience and have been with the school for several years.

Please take a few moments to hear our parents’ experiences directly by reading their testimonials

Modified Schedule

In response to health concerns caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the school is temporarily closed.

Our anticipated opening date is May 18. Please visit the headings below for more information.

News & Updates
Latest news related to our COVID-19 closure

Frequently Asked Questions
General FAQs

Distance Learning
Links to our online educational resources and classes

Prospective Families
We are currently offering tours via phone and Zoom conference. Please email us at info@montessoricenter.org or call (919) 303-3636 between 9am and 1pm to arrange a time!

We look forward to seeing everyone in person soon!

The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are working as if I did not exist.” – Dr. Maria Montessori