Celebrating the Montessori Philosophy Since 1991

Heartwood Montessori School was founded in 1991 by 3-6 teacher Sue Daniel, 6-9 teacher Thelma Williams, and office manager Mary McKinney.  This dedicated group of educators wanted to create a school that followed the Montessori philosophy in an environment that was a loving, safe place for their students, parents, and teachers alike.

In the years since, Heartwood has continued to place the needs of our students first. We have grown to become a community of roughly 180 students and their families, and we pride ourselves on the fulfillment of our founding principles. Our community of teachers, students and parents is very important to us.


Moments in Time

A Brief History of Heartwood (Cary News article: May 2016)


Heartwood’s 25th Anniversary


Benefit Concert featuring Red Molly




Closed For The School Year Due To COVID-19

Heartwood Is No Longer Accepting Applications for 2020-2021

We have made the incredibly difficult decision to furlough our school program for the 2020-21 school year. The best interest of the health and safety of our community, the financial stability of our families, and the Montessori educational experience for our students are our deciding factors. Read more here.