About Our School

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About Charlotte Montessori

Charlotte Montessori School was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned parents who wanted more from education than was being offered by the other schools in Charlotte. Our school is the oldest Montessori School in Charlotte, and one of the oldest in the Southeast. We are located in the Historic Dilworth area, neighboring the Southend. Our buildings are nestled off East Blvd, which not only is a convenient location, but a truly picturesque place for our children to spend their days. Just minutes from Uptown Charlotte, we maintain our small school community culture in our growing city. Our community currently has six toddler environments for children age 15 months to 3 years, and four primary environments for children ages 3-6.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy embraces the educational ideas and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). She was an Italian doctor, psychologist and educator who devoted her life to improving the traditional structure of educating children. This Montessori inspired philosophy includes:

  • Regarding the child as an individual with a unique pace of learning and range of talents;
  • Providing an educational environment tailored to an investigative process of learning; and
  • Training children in wide – ranging fields geared to prepare them for all areas of life.

We inspire children to care about learning, and to become self – starters who set their own high standards for work and social interaction. Using Montessori based applications and materials within a traditional curriculum; our teachers instill in our children the desire to know, to inquire and to expand the boundaries of their lives.

Our Mission

Charlotte Montessori School is a joyful, child focused, nurturing community, dedicated to educational excellence where passionate teachers partner with a diverse community of families to build a foundation where every child can reach their full potential.