Phoenix Montessori Academy

12340 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville NC 28078

Phone: (704) 875-2139     Fax: (704) 875-3812

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School Overview:


Phoenix Montessori Academy is an independent, non-profit school, educating students from ages 18 months to 18 years (Toddler through 12th grade). Our school was established June 19, 2004 and the first class was held on September 7, 2004. The school was founded by a group of concerned parents and a seasoned teacher, all committed to creating a loving and nurturing environment where the well-being and development of the child is paramount.


Our offerings currently include toddler, primary, lower elementary, upper elementary, middle school and high school classes. Additionally, our children enjoy enrichment courses in Physical Education, Art, Music, Chorus, and Spanish.


Enrollment has grown from a single founding class of seventeen students to now, eight classes and over 80 children. Phoenix Montessori Academy is convenient to Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville, NC.


Our Name:


As the legend goes, the Phoenix is a bird-like creature that has a lifespan of no less than 100 years, and in some myths up to 500 years. At the end of its lifespan, the Phoenix is believed to be consumed by fire, only to emerge from the ashes as a new Phoenix.


This myth ties in perfectly with the Montessori philosophy, because Montessori education allows children to construct themselves, to explore, and to self-correct. It provides endless possibilities and second chances. The children in our school are encouraged to embrace new opportunities, and to constantly re-evaluate themselves and the world around them in order to improve self and the community.


Another aspect of the Phoenix Myth is that there is only one Phoenix in existence at any given time. With that in mind, we embrace the calling to be a prestigious educational community that is unique; one that offers a rewarding, life-changing academic experience.


Why Montessori?


Reference material for exploring Montessori:


Trevor Eissler "Montessori Madness!" - 321 FastDraw (YouTube Video)


Superwoman Was Already Here! - 321 FastDraw (YouTube Video)


How Montessori Prepared Me For College (Montessori Rocks)


Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn (Mind Shift)


Seven Tech Innovators Who Became Wildly Successful After Going To Montessori School (Business Insider Magazine)


Maria Montessori and 10 Famous Graduates From Her Schools (The Christian Science Monitor)


Maria Montessori: Is the Montessori Method Any Good? (The Christian Science Monitor)


The Montessori Mafia (The Wall Street Journal)


Montessori: The Missing Voice in the Education Reform Debate (The Huffington Post)


Privacy Policy

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Phoenix Montessori Academy fully embraces diversity as a core value. The school does not discriminate against employees, applicants or students on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin in its hiring practices or administration of its educational and admissions policies or any school-administered program.