About Our School

  • Welcome to Chantilly Montessori!

    Chantilly Montessori

     Chantilly Montessori Vision

    At Chantilly Montessori our vision is to be a collaborative and supportive environment that realizes excellence and growth in student achievement by meeting the needs of the whole child.  We nurture peaceful relationships through respect, social awareness and community building. Students and adults are committed to environmental stewardship, interdisciplinary integration, increased use of technology and continued Montessori education for all.         


    Montessori is a 100-year-old education philosophy and method created by Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician.  Focusing on the child's five senses, Montessori is an exciting instructional method guiding children to develop skills in concentration, motivation, self-discipline, courtesy, respect, and a love of learning.  As a part of the CMS public school magnet program, Chantilly Montessori applies the Montessori education philosophy to the NC Standard Course of Study, using self-paced, hands-on learning to achieve or exceed state and national education requirements.

    The well-structured and organized classroom features a wide range of available works designed to focus on a particular skill, exercise, or concept.  With guidance from the teacher, the student chooses a work and practices over time until the concept is mastered.  The classrooms at Chantilly are fully stocked with high quality, traditional Montessori materials and furniture.  Our teachers also create and personalize works to augment learning and respond to the students' interests and needs.  Each class has a designated classroom garden.  A butterfly habitat and sensory garden are also available for school-wide learning.

    Chantilly Montessori provides multi-age classrooms at three levels:  Primary (Pre-K and K), Lower Elementary (1-3) and Upper Elementary (4-6).  Within the Montessori classroom community, children learn and practice respect for each other and the world around them.  Teachers have the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of each child, and students are able to bond and develop a supportive classroom community.  Teachers are American Montessori Society trained (or are completing the process) , and licensed to teach in North Carolina.  In addition, our support staff includes a principal, assistant principal, school secretaries, school counselor, school psychologist, literacy facilitator, academic faciliator, reading teacher, cultural arts teachers (music, art, and PE), and a media specialist.

    Student drop-off begins at 8:45 a.m.  Students are to be in class no later than 9:15 a.m. Our school day ends at 4:15 p.m., however our Pre-K students have the option of a half-day, leaving at 1:30.  Tuition is assessed for the Pre-K year while grades K-6 are tuition-free.  We offer both before and after school care for Kindergartners and up through our 5-star certified After-School Enrichment Program.  Before school care begins at 6:45 a.m. and after school care ends at 6:00 pm.

    Admission to Chantilly Montessori is available through the CMS Magnet Program Lottery.  Information about CMS magnet programs is available at the CMS Magnet Programs Web site.  Younger siblings of current students are guaranteed admission, provided that the siblings live at the same address. 

    Chantilly Montessori School was recently recognized as a "Magnet School of Distinction" by Magnet Schools of America. 

    MSA 2017

    If you are interested in finding out more about our school, please call the school office at 980-343-0692 or e-mail our principal, Sandra Noel (sandrad.noel@cms.k12.nc.us)).