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




Distance Learning until May 29

Following NC governmental guidance, Heartwood will be holding all classes online for the remainder of the school year to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you would like to set up a tour or observation, please email office@heartwoodmontessori.com to be added to our interest list and we will be happy to connect with you.

Heartwood parents - we are sending updates and distance learning information via email; please check your messages and contact us ASAP if you think you might not be getting our mail.