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Montessori videos: “You Ask, We Answer”

The "They Ask, You Answer" Strategy: You may recall last year we had a film crew from Mazz Media visit the school to interview parents and document class activities. We planned these videos as a series to help address common questions about the Montessori method and its value for parents and students. The approach underlying [...]

2020-03-18T11:43:30-04:00 By |

Film crew to visit The New School

On December 8 and 9, a film crew from Mazz Media will visit the school to develop a series of videos designed to answer the most common questions parents and other educators have about Montessori. Families who are unfamiliar with the philosophy may be intrigued about Montessori. They may have heard that it is a [...]

2020-04-05T10:27:23-04:00 By |

The Importance of “Soft Skills” in Education

Success at school: When I was at school, my teachers, parents, and peers focused on academics as the key to success in life. It was a given that doing well in academic disciplines more or less guaranteed a successful career, a meaningful place in society, and a rewarding adulthood. Words for non-academic skills But educators [...]

2020-03-18T11:58:16-04:00 By |

Space Voyage at the Go Galactic! Fall Festival

A virtual voyage to the moon and beyond: Space exploration is surely among humankind's greatest accomplishments. Perhaps the pinnacle of such exploration was when the United States landed men on the moon in 1969. Since time immemorial, humans have dreamed of visiting the moon. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon that [...]

2020-03-18T14:01:44-04:00 By |

Announcing the Seventh Annual Fall Festival!

Our annual festival has become a fixture in the Holly Springs autumn calendar. We look forward to continuing this tradition by presenting our Go Galactic festival in the fall. This year is our seventh festival and we excited to invite parents, families and the public to enjoy another year of family-friendly events, rides, food and [...]

2017-08-02T15:05:34-04:00 By |

Higher-level thinking skills in young children

Sometimes it is difficult for parents to decide if preschool is worthwhile. It seems expensive, and how does a parent know if preschool really benefits the child? A new study by the University of Chicago and UNC Chapel Hill suggests that early childhood education is critical to fostering higher-level thinking skills in children as young [...]

2020-03-18T14:16:51-04:00 By |

Health Benefits of Outside Play

Phew, these North Carolina summers are hot! They're muggy, too, and in the evenings pesky critters want a piece of you. So it's understandable if your child wants to spend free time indoors and understandable if you want to let them. But in the long run, too much indoor time isn't good for your child. [...]

2020-02-20T14:34:59-05:00 By |

Got mobile? Stay in touch on Twitter and SMS!

If you have a mobile device with texting, you can stay in touch with The New School updates and news. You will get announcements and messages quicker than if we need to email or phone all parents. SMS is our web-based mobile messaging system. It is used primarily for urgent updates since all parents may [...]

2020-03-18T14:50:41-04:00 By |
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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