Follow the Child Montessori School

  • Follow the Child Montessori School provides an authentic Montessori education with a brain-based curriculum at an individual pace. Toddler House serves children aged 14 months through 3 years. Children's House serves 3-6 year olds (including Extended Day, our Kindergarten program), Lower Elementary serves 6-9 year olds/ 1st-3rd grade, Upper Elementary serves 9-12 year olds (4th through sixth grade).
  • We have a strong parent education program, value outdoor education, and have a warm, engaged community of students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and staff.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other Montessori association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded2001
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students197 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 16%
Students by GradeFollow the Child Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size20 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease see our website for current tuition. Tuition varies depending on age level and programs.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions DirectorCara Bledsoe

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsFencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, TennisFencingGolf,
GymnasticsSoccer,
Tennis

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, French, Music, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education, Yoga

School Notes

  • Warm, inviting classrooms
  • Outdoor education
  • Art, Music, Spanish, French, Chess, Yoga, and Physical Education
  • Varied seasonal enrichment classes - past classes have included Chinese, Crafts, STEM, Golf, and Music Together
  • All Lead Teachers are AMI- and/or AMS-certified teachers
  • Small, close-knit community
  • 14 months and walking to 12 years
  • Multi-age classrooms
  • 200 students

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  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-12 | 1189 students
    6.4 miles
    7409 Falls Of Neuse Rd
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919)847-0900
    6.4 PK-12
    1189
  • Raleigh
    Grades: NS-12 | 330 students
    5.3 miles
    7005 Lead Mine Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
    (919)848-1545
    5.3 NS-12
    330
  • Cary
    Grades: PK-10 | 176 students
    5.4 miles
    112 Byrum St.
    Cary, NC 27511
    (919)465-2113
    5.4 PK-10
    176
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-12 | 1229 students
    19.9 miles
    3501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705
    (919)493-5787
    19.9 PK-12
    1229
  • Raleigh
    Grades: PK-8 | 60 students
    1.4 miles
    4112 Garland Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919)623-2323
    1.4 PK-8
    60

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Our children have been so blessed by this school and their teachers. Authenic Montessori practices and a true community feel! Thank you FCM for giving my students a rigorous academic program in a safe and caring environment.
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True Montessori. Everyone knows my child so well. Awe-inspiring academics that are actually fun for the children. Such a sweet community, too. Couldn't be happier!
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