The Montessori School of Raleigh Expands with New Upper School

MSR Upper School site plan

The Montessori School of Raleigh plans to expand its program offering through twelfth grade with the addition of an upper school. MSR’s future Upper School will be located on the Brier Creek campus, nestled on 40 acres of forest, streams and wildlife in southern Durham County, which currently houses the Middle School. This campus will provide students the care, support, and freedom to be themselves. It means more space, more masterful teachers, more experiential learning, and more opportunities to collaborate across grade levels.

MSR will offer green learning “collaboratories” and environmentally unobtrusive learning stations throughout the 40 acre campus to allow students to benefit from both indoor classroom and outdoor learning opportunities through environmental awareness, scientific field studies, community service, and other forms of outdoor education.

The Upper School will emphasize the deep integration of academic subject matter, student-directed and student-paced learning, practical life skills, social and emotional intelligence, and other real-life learning by providing:

  • A highly regarded two-year IB Diploma Programme as an option for grades 11 and 12 that will highlight critical thinking, rigorous research and exams, thesis writing, a “Theory of Knowledge” course, and other advanced college preparation.
  • A college counseling program that intentionally prepares students for application and admission to a range of best-fit colleges and universities.
  • Extraordinary opportunities for collaborations and real-world internships.
  • Hands-on experience and exposure to a diverse range of art and music forms and materials.
  • A robust, competitive athletics program, with plans to add new teams to our lineup, including boys’ and girls’ lacrosse and tennis and girls’ field hockey.

To learn more about the new Upper School, visit msr.org or schedule a visit today!

Tour and Information Sessions for grades 7–9

October 13, 2015
November 10, 2015
December 8, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: 408 Andrews Chapel Road, Durham NC 27703