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2856 Horse Pen Creek Rd | Greensboro, NC 27410
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Our Philosophy

Greensboro Montessori School PhilosophyOver 100 years ago, Dr. Maria Montessori observed that children learn best by doing. Her extensive research produced a teaching method, which matches teaching styles to the intellectual, emotional, and social development of children.

As a Montessori school, we are different from conventional schools. Our first commitment is to the multi-dimensional development of the child. Our curriculum is challenging and appropriate. Parents of our graduates tell us that their children are ready and well prepared for high school and are poised for successful futures in college and life in the 21st century.

At GMS, we believe a Montessori education is truly a gift for each child, and we will do everything in our power through our Parent-Teacher-Child Partnership to support the independence and education of the whole child; academically, socially and emotionally.


The Parent-Teacher-Child Partnership was developed by a group of faculty, staff and parents who worked together to craft a bold statement about what it means to be a partner in your child’s education at GMS. Students, parents, faculty and staff are all members of the GMS learning environment and play an integral role in the development of each student and ultimately each graduate. The Partnership defines what parents, the child, and the school should expect of each throughout the child’s educational journey at GMS. As a current or prospective GMS parent, we want parents and partners who:

  • Understand and embrace the mission of our school: We nurture children to be creative, eager learners as they discover their full potential and become responsible, global citizens.
  • Commit to adapt to a Montessori approach and parenting style at home.
    • Children thrive when both the home and school environments work in harmony and share the same educational values and expectations, and reinforced on a consistent basis at home.
  • Work collaboratively to foster the development of independence, responsibility and accountability of the child.
  • Make a positive contribution to the GMS community by being a role model of patience, respectfulness and peacefulness and becoming involved in our school by giving of your time, talents and financial resources.


Parent-Teacher-Child Partnership Expectations chart - CLICK HERE

Our Portrait of a Graduate describes what a long-term GMS student will become: a 14 year old who is confident, creative, motivated and loves learning. A GMS graduate is a critical thinker, a problem solver, and a peacemaker, has awareness and facility with a second language, and practices stewardship and care for the environment.

Portrait of a Graduate, Greensboro Montessori SchoolOur graduates have continued their educations at the following high schools where they are praised as confident, intelligent and independent thinkers who are self-motivated, compassionate and highly respectful of others.

  • American Hebrew Academy
  • Bishop McGuiness High School
  • Brittain Academy
  • Caldwell Academy
  • Early College at Guilford
  • Early College at GTCC
  • Greensboro Day School
  • Grimsley High School
  • Milton Academy
  • New Garden Friends High School
  • Noble Academy
  • Northern Guilford High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Page High School
  • Penn Griffin High School
  • Southeast Guilford High School
  • Southwest Guilford High School

  • Southern Guilford High School
  • The STEM Early College at NC A&T University
  • Weaver Academy for Advanced Technology and 
Performing & Visual Arts
  • Western Guilford High School

  • Westchester Country Day School


Our older graduates have continued onto the following colleges and universities:

American University
, Appalachian State University
, Berklee College of Music, 
Campbell University, 
Columbia University, Duke University, 
Edward Lang College The New School, Elon University, 
East Carolina University
, George Washington University, 
Georgia Tech
, Goucher College, 
Guilford Technical Community College, 
Harvard University, 
High Point University, 
Hollins University, 
Johnson & Wales University
, Kansas City Art Institute, 
Linkopings Universitet (Sweden)
, New York University
, North Carolina State University, 
Salem College, 
The New School (NYC), University of North Carolina at Asheville, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Virginia Intermont College
 and Western Carolina University