One School. Two Campuses.
Since 2004, Greensboro Montessori School has taken outdoor education adventures on a beautiful, 37-acre wooded tract of land in Oak Ridge, which the School affectionately calls The Land. The Land is our second campus, just 25 minutes from the School’s main campus on Horse Pen Creek Road in Greensboro. It's where our students regularly visit to apply their academic learning, build community, and reflect on their personal and academic growth.
A 14-bedroom retreat center anchors the property and serves as our students homebase during their learning expeditions to The Land. Beginning in kindergarten, students take day trips to The Land each spring. Beginning in sixth grade, students take overnight trips to The Land. Upon entering seventh grade, students enjoy "Land Weeks" during which they spend four days and three nights at The Land throughout the year. During these overnight trips, students spend their days in rotations linked to their school curriculum. In the evenings, they get real-world experience living as a community, cooking and sharing meals, and being responsible for themselves and others.
27 acres of The Land, including a creek that deposits into the Haw River Watershed, are protected by the Piedmont Land Conservancy. This tract includes mature hardwoods, a covered bridge spanning a freshwater stream, peaceful trails, privacy and seclusion, trails, and diverse flora and fauna. We believe it is important for students to spend time at this place – to step away from their normal lives, to unplug from technology, to develop ethical stewardship for our environment, and to feel a sense of responsibility for people, places, and things beyond than themselves.
We invite you to continue exploring our website to learn more about our School. If you dive deeper into our Curriculum pages, you’ll learn more about the Montessori method and our multiage classrooms. Our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders form our Upper Elementary learning community, and and our seventh, eighth, and ninth graders form our Junior High learning community. Enjoy reading more about how education should be and how our School might be a great fit for your child. We hope to meet you soon. Additional pages of interest:
- Alumni Profile of Joseph Taylor, Class of 2011
- Alumni Profile of Morgan Radford, Class of 2001
- What Adolescent Education Should Like Like Blog Post
- Talking with Dr. Steven Hughes about Neuroscience and Montessori Blog Post
- Where are the Teachers? Blog Post
- Financial Assistance at Greensboro Montessori School