Tours are given on Wednesdays from 9-10 am or by appointment only.

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​​"Montessori is an education for independence, preparing not just for school, but for life."

- Dr. Maria Montessori


Global Montessori Academy is an independent school founded in 2009. Our classrooms are led by warm, caring, experienced caregivers and Montessori certified teachers. Our bright classrooms and outdoor playgrounds create plenty of space for movement, exploration, and discovery. Our school is designed to appeal to the natural curiosity of the child in a secure, respectful, and encouraging setting. 

The best way to become familiar with our extraordinary program is to experience it. Please review our website and give us a call to schedule a tour. We are confident that you will be impressed by what Global Montessori Academy has to offer.


We have a very flexible schedule and offer care 2,3, or 5 days a week on a half day or full day basis.

• Infant

• Toddler

• Primary

• After Care

• Summer Camp



Mary has extensive training and experience of over twenty five years from working with young children and as Lead Teacher at recognized Montessori Schools in the Cary and Morrisville areas of North Carolina. In there, she came to be much loved, admired and respected by the administration, students and parents alike.

Mary has now started her own school, which is truly her vision come true. She delights in creating a community of families, and enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

 Mary Opatha is originally from Sri-Lanka, a beautiful resplendent island in the Indian Ocean. She attended college, later obtaining the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Mary relocated to the United States of America with her family and now resides with her husband and children in Fuquay-Varina. She then went on to secure an education in Early Childhood in North Carolina.

RTP (We've moved!)

Ages 3 months to 6 years

6453, Global Montessori Lane
HWY 55, Durham, NC 27713

919-361-6275 | 919-345-5896 


 "We absolutely love this school. Teachers are very warm and caring. My daughter has already started writing her name, counting numbers, and is learning initial stages of reading and phonetics although its just her 4th month at this school. She comes home with new knowledge everyday like continents, months and Spanish!"

- Aarti, Parent