"Our school is best known for emphasizing a farm and nature-based curriculum."
Students enrolled 20
Hours 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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512 US 70 East
Hillsborough, NC 27278

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April 22, 2014
There are so many great things about MFS that I don't know where to begin. I think the best way to learn about the school, see the wonderful materials the children work with, and meet the teachers is to visit. I didn't know much about Montessori teaching methods when we were looking at preschool options. When I first came to observe, I was amazed to see how focused and engaged the kids were. I was also impressed by the skill and patience of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2014
Montessori Farm School is amazing. The teachers are supportive, calm, friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly love their work. The classroom is arranged with beautiful, inspiring objects and spaces to practice the skills of day-to-day life. In addition, my son has grown in so many ways because of the unique environment at Montessori Farm School. He s developed into a polite and communicative little boy, who is aware of different cultures and is developing skills in math and reading at a pace I could never have imagined. We love MFS!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
Our son has attended Montessori Farm School for two years and we are so pleased with how he is thriving! The teachers show great dedication, both to their work and to their students. We are so pleased to have teachers who work to each individual child's need to develop their character and independence, as well as their academic performance. The curriculum at the school is robust, encompassing math, science, nature studies, geography, language, practical life and more -- the lessons and work strike a wonderful balance between encouraging student independence and fostering a mentor-mentee relationship between students. Our family feels as though we have joined a larger family - there is a strong sense of community at this school. Parents are welcome to spend time in the classroom and volunteer with daily or weekly activities if they so desire. The school also values the importance of being active and supportive of the surrounding community. The school's motto is "Where Young Minds Grow", and they do just this - academically, socially, and in many other ways!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
I am incredibly choosy about care for my children, and I picked through local preschool programs with a fine-tooth comb when it came time to decide on a program for our oldest child. I wanted it to fuel our daughter's intellect without inappropriate drilling of academics, help her become comfortable being in a classroom, learn and practice the basic habits of friendship and citizenchip, and excite her and challenge her. And most of all, I wanted to be sure that I could trust that the teachers loved their work and their students. I found all this in Montessori Farm School and encourage families to check it out for themselves.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
We are in absolute awe of all our children have learned and experience d at the Montessori Farm School. The teachers are amazing, warm, caring, and exceptiona lly skilled. Children learn in a hands on, interactive environment which is both motivating and satisfying. The teachers are constantly working with children to empower them to solve their own problems, whether those problems are a simple classroom spill or a disagreement with a friend. We noticed a difference in both of our daughters' independence at home almost immediately. All that and our girls now know their continents, oceans, addition facts and can read! I just can't say enough!!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2012
Without a doubt, the Montessori Farm School is unparalleled in its exceptional quality. As a former public school teacher, I knew that the choice I made for my child's first educational experience was a critical one, and I spent quite a bit of time researching all of the options available in the area. Once I met the teachers at the Montessori Farm School I knew that this would be the best place for my son. Two years later, I am constantly amazed. The level of dedication and attention given to each child is simply unbelievable! The teachers possess not only a deep sense of professionalism and incredible knowledge but also the type of unconditional love for our children that one would typically only expect to see within a family. Maybe this is why we have truly come to feel as if the school's community is part of our family. I couldn't imagine a better start for my son, and I highly recommend this school as the perfect place for a young child to gain the love for learning that will last a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
Truly the best pre-school - kindergarten program in the triangle!!! Outstanding teachers, staff, students, and community. Our 3 1/2 year old loves MFS!

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
Montessori Farm School in Hillsborough, NC, is FANTASTIC. Our son is in his 2nd year at MFS; we are continually delighted at the commitment and skill of the teachers and staff. It is truly a community school, where every student (and family) is treasured, respected, and supported. MFS teachers integrate music and art into daily life; small group lessons are excellent; and my son has his own individual work plan every week. MFS teachers have guided him in taking responsibility for his kindergarten education (time management!) as well as the school environment. Each child learns that s/he is a part of a peaceable community, learns how to make the school as eco-friendly as possible, takes responsibility for the school's animals, and helps clean / maintain the classrooms. Every part of life is part of MFS' education: practical life, reading, math, relationships, geography, science, art, spelling ... the whole package. And as my child matures, so does his work plan and responsibilities. He is respected for the person that he is, here and now, as well as the person he wants to become. He knows world geography and creates gorgeous maps all year. All that, and he's doing multiplication!

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2010
An incredible school full of caring, intelligent teachers. I feel completely confident that my daughter is receiving an excellent education in a safe and loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
2nd Grade at MFS has inspired my son to new levels! The two elementary teachers (1:6 teacher:students ratio) have inspired my son beyond my expectations in areas such as newspaper writing, division, news casting, weather, farm life, volleyball and especially science. He loves going every day and is driven to learn more all the time now. The care and nurturing spirit of all the teachers is phenominal! I'm so glad I found this school for both of my children!

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November 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2008
What can I say, that hasn't already been said - this is just an incredible environment for a child. There is a depth of learning here that as a parent I find awe inspiring! Small children can and do learn things that adults often assume are just over their heads. MFS is such a warm nurturing home away from home, it seems to bring out the best in each child. The classes are not too large, the children are of mixed ages and often learn from each other which I think is just amazing to watch. This completely eliminates any issues of advanced kids feeling bored too because there is always someone older working on something more challenging ready to share their work. Just the best choice I could have made for my child.

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no rating March 17, 2008
Wow!! What an amazing school, amazing teachers, amazing program!! I am in love with the school, the community, the teachers - the overall atmosphere - and what the children come away with is priceless! This is our 5th year and I can't imagine any better setting for my daughter - and my whole family!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
I love this school. All three of our children have been with Lisa Wallace, the Directoress, although some of that time was at an earlier school. Our children are intellectually stimulated, academically well-prepared, and just nicer kids from having been at this wonderful place.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
I am thrilled with the quality experience my children are receiving at MFS. The teachers have sparked what is sure to be a life-long love of learning. My elementary age child is so excited about her latest research project that it has led her to pursue this subject on her own in in-depth and creative ways far beyond the classroom. There exists at this school a culture of support, cooperation, and true respect for and love of children.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
This is a warm and loving community that embraces the traditional Montessori philosophy in everything that it does, both within and outside of the classroom. My child has grown and learned an incredible amount of both academic and practical life concepts since he started at this school. The teachers are amazing and follow Maria Montessori's method with complete dedication. The gardening and animal care aspects of the farm school add a great deal to the curriculum and teach the children about the Earth and our part in caring for it. I would not send my child to any other school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
As a teacher coming from a public school I will say that this school is a breath of fresh air. All the teachers are AMS certified with a strong grasp on the Montessori philosophy. Children are cooperative, peaceful and very loving. Children are encouraged to be independent thinkers and self starters. They are freed from traditional restrictions of everyone needing to perform the same actions simultaneously within the class and allowed the freedom to explore their interests as well as be exposed to a variety of new experiences. Our head of school, who also is the lead teacher of a class, is without a doubt one of the most thoughtful, vibrant teachers I have had the pleasure of working with. The children flock to her for hugs and encouragement daily. They refer to her as 'our Lisey'. Love definitely lives here.

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January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
My child has been a student of the lead teachers of this school for three years. They teach the children to approach each other with care and respect through modeling those attitudes. The children grow into a true community where each person is valued. One day I was observing the class and one child started crying. Instantly five other children rushed to her to ask what was wrong and comfort her. The structure of the class and the standards for behavior work out in a way that enfranchises each child. They participate in creating their class environment. At six, after three years with these teachers, my child can work word problems in her head. she makes landforms in the sand box. She has developed living and learning skills that will serve her her entire life. I love this school. I love these teachers.

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Montessori Farm School
512 US 70 East, Hillsborough, NC  27278
(919) 477-0717
Last modified Montessori Farm School is a Private school that serves grades PK-K
Montessori Farm School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews.