Triangle Montessori Academy - Cary

919.463.7770 | 550 E. Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511

What Parents Say

What Parents Say

We are fortunate to have numerous happy parents of our TMA Students. 

Please take a moment to view a few of our testimonials. Check back, as we will be adding more on a regular basis!

We have been amazingly fortunate to have one or both of our daughters attending TMA for the last 6 years and counting. By receiving individualized attention in a well-structured and loving community, they have both thrived both academically and socially.
Elizaveta F.
We’ve had our kids at TMA for close to 5 years now and we couldn’t ask for a better preschool. Every teacher and staff member is kind, gentle, and encouraging. The kids engage in meaningful work like baking bread, washing their own dishes, and creating art that makes them feel accomplish and makes learning accessible. When my oldest started kindergarten his teacher raved about how prepared he was and that’s a direct result of TMA. I can’t recommend this school highly enough
Lauren S.
Triangle Montessori Academy (TMA) has been crucial to the development of our children. We toured many different preschools before choosing TMA because it was important for us to find a place where our children could learn and grow in a nurturing environment. We love that TMA allows our children to be curious and open minded. Giving them the confidence to make decisions and engage in activities they find interesting. The hands on learning, outdoor learning opportunities plus the love and attention they receive at TMA has helped both our children blossom and thrive into happy, healthy, mature explorers that love learning.
Yulieth P.
There are so many things we love about TMA - from the high quality education to the beauty of the classrooms and playgrounds. One of the best things, however, is the warmth and caring that all the teachers show to the children. The teachers and the administrators at TMA love working with children and are gentle and kind to them. The whole school is set up to be sure that children are treated warmly and with respect. We love TMA.
Malinda F.
Both of my boys attend TMA. I am thankful for so many things about the school – it’s hard to list them all. First of all, I love the way Montessori fosters independence and embraces the individuality of the child, rather than trying to conform everyone to a single expectation and pace. Secondly, I love the fact that TMA is truly a global community – and that in addition to learning academic skills – my boys are learning patience, kindness, and respect of others, other cultures, and their environment. Thirdly, I love the physical environment of the school – the way the classrooms feel like a home, and the way the huge, shaded yard, and gardens act as an extension of their classroom. I am also thankful for the patience of the teachers, and the way the administration has worked closely with us to help our children thrive in the Montessori environment. I can only hope I will ever feel this way about the future schools of my children. My only regret is not finding it sooner.
Melissa S.
We are having a great experience with TMA and the teachers are excellent. This is our son’s first school experience and he was shy at the beginning. The teachers paid close attention to him and helped with the transition. Now he loves going to school and he teaches us what he learns in circle time! We enjoy watching him grow through TMA. He is more independent, organized, and willing to try new things. We love TMA and all the staff, and are so happy about how well our son is doing!
Elsa W.
We toured many preschools in the area before choosing Triangle Montessori Academy as a school for our son. What won us over about TMA was the school’s approach to teaching its students about different cultures early on, and the teaching staff’s true commitment to their students. In the years our son attended TMA, he learned how to be independent, self motivated, and interested in the cultures of the world, which is something most preschools do not include in their curriculum. We love TMA, and recommend the school to anyone who looks for a positive, nurturing environment, where students are motivated and taught to be self-sufficient, respectful of themselves and others, and excited about learning.
Michael & Tatyana B.
We have had such an amazing experience at TMA! We found TMA at a time in our lives when we had lots of transitions happening. I felt comforted to know my child was surrounded by love and support in an environment so different from her previous schools. We saw an explosion of progression in her after enrolling and knew we had found a perfect fit for her learning style. Thank you, TMA!
Autumn Y.
Our three year old son started at Triangle Montessori Academy, shortly after his third birthday. At the time he started, he was just learning words, and not quite articulate or able to construct sentences. Every teacher at TMA is special and worked diligently to encourage our son in his social and language skills. After only six months, our son made good friends and his social interactions with the teachers and other children enabled him to swiftly grasp key language concepts, and he began to speak in full and complete thoughts. The practical exercises both inside and outside the classroom helped him grow his vocabulary. The TMA facility is first class, with many unique and creative tools, including the special teachers that practice an exquisite and extensive skill set to help children grow. I highly recommend TMA to any parents and their students as our experience has proven that the development of children is their first priority.
John and Janette G.

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Erica F.
I would give Triangle Montessori Academy 10 stars if I could. This school and the teachers are absolutely fantastic! My two children love going to school everyday and are thriving.
Lauren S.
Triangle Montessori is an incredible school. My son has been going for two years, and I have only had positive experiences. The teachers are kind, courteous, and the most patient, gentle people I’ve ever met. The classrooms are calm, but the students are learning through play. It’s incredible to see 2-3 year olds engaged in their “work.” The toddler classrooms bake bread every morning, the school is a nature sanctuary, and there are vegetable gardens so the kids can see the life cycles of plants. The primary school classrooms build on the skills the toddlers learned. Grace and courtesy are the foundational tenets of the classroom, and children are gently taught how to express emotion, problem solve, and work together. My son’s classroom takes a ship to different continents to explore the world, and he comes home telling me about the new places he’s explored through crafts, music, stories, and language. He’s learning (and teaching us!) sign language, Spanish, and new songs. The primary school teachers have a knack for using the childrens’ interests to help them learn what they need for kindergarten readiness while keeping the children engaged and focused. The administrative staff are wonderful – quick to respond, willing to work with the families, and kind. It’s a magical place, and I can’t praise it enough.
Helen W.
Our daughter loves TMA! The teachers are wonderful and really care about the students.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your kind words, Helen! We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Abby is a ray of sunshine and we are lucky to have your family as a part of our family at TMA!
Matt B.
The very best teachers and they truly care about the children. Highly recommended!
yiran X.
My daughter went to TMA about 1 year. We moved to California last year. She likes TMA! Teachers are so nice, she still miss them sometimes.
Natasha P.
I looked at many preschools and had extremely high standards for loving my children and instilling a love for learning with my children. I wanted them to grow confident and kind. TMA is the ONLY one that I felt met my standards in the area. This is not the school where brick and mortar and frills and bells and whistles matter, this is substance over style. They don’t need to show off their facilities because their biggest asset are their teachers and their program. This is an EXCEPTIONAL school, and the teachers and founder are passionate about their kids and what they do. Their curriculum is common sense best of Montessori, they have a wonderful program in place, and the quality of families they attract is educated and sensible. They are the most diverse community, experienced, loving, caring, and nurturing school, and having moved to many states and we are an international family, I have found NOTHING that compares or matches the highest standard – they are really good at what they do, they are extremely humble and down to earth, and they love our kids like their own. I couldn’t be more proud and more grateful for their partnership and trust them with my child’s well being whole heartedly. Our biggest sadness was leaving this school when we moved to the West Coast, because they were our family and our support system, so that says it all!
Lisa S.
Ismail D.
My son came from south korea 3month ago , We worried first culture of USA, But He really like this place and teacher. We satisfied this school ! Great ^^
James H.
Ann H.
Our daughter started going to TMA for almost a year now. I remember when we first tour the school she ran into one of the older kid’s classroom and wanted to play. The kid not only opened up a space for her and was showing her how to play. That was a deciding moment for us. Almost a year past she went from a shy and timid kid to a confident and self sufficient child. The teachers knows her personality almost as well as we do. That is so important to us, teachers who cares. Thank you
My 3years old son looks happy everyday here. Teachers are so nice and the place is great. Thank you so much.
Jilene H.
The development I’ve seen in my daughter over the past 5 months is mind blowing. The teachers come to meet every child at the door upon arrival in the morning which eased the separation process. What my husband and I especially appreciate is the way the teachers intergrate the parents into fun activities so we are all able to take part. The school maintains a beautiful garden and teaches the children how to germinate seedlings and plant them. The final product results in small tastings for the children which they all love. As a first time mom I was worried about leaving my child at school so I stayed to look through the window. My heart melted when I saw Ms. Stacy and Ms. Rita tending not only to my child but they somehow give so much love to all children in the classroom.The owners; Judit and Matt can always be seen filling in and making improvements. They are very mindful of the experiences each child has on a daily basis. Their involvement is phenomenal.Each of their children were educated via the Montessori method and they are spectacular to say the very least. Their method is tried and true.I am very happy with my experience thus far. So much so I am preparing lunch for the teachers as I type this to provide a genuine gesture of gratitude for the care and education they give my child everyday. They have made me a better parent!!
Ray T.
It’s what you’re looking for! Our son started at TMA and has been there now for 3 years coming up this June. We’ve looked at MSR, Heartwood, Kingswood, Raleigh School and many other montessori and traditional pre-school options when we started, and we chose TMA for several reasons. The teachers are trained, certified, and keep up to date with professional development. The principal believes in regular CE and training, and that helps keep the curriculum up to date, with fresh ideas circulating in. Our son has been with nearly all the teachers there, and they have all been compassionate and nurturing, helping him to develop into a great young man. They understand and heavily incorporate the montessori teaching philosophy into all their activities, and it shows in their projects and work that are displayed at the school. Tuition is competitive with other schools in the same category, and they offer before/after care, extra activities/classes on a pay per activity basis. The school is smaller than Heartwood, which is what we were looking for.At the end of the day, other schools had pretty stuff, and pretty facilities, but when we delved further with questions, they just didn’t execute as well as TMA did. I care more about the personal interactions and attention that my son gets on a daily basis, and I’ll trade pretty buildings and big playgrounds in for a collection of great teachers who are dedicated to what they do, have the versatility to work with children at all skill levels, and take the initiative to meet children where they are, and push them to be better. I believe we could not have picked a better place for our son to grow up in.
Kateryna S.
Diana R.
Wonderful experience! This school is very special to our family; best preschool by far. Our kids received an exceptional education by a well prepared group of experienced teachers. It is a safe and caring place were you can see kids happy and eager to learn. You can tell teachers really care about their students and take care of their education with love and respect. We are grateful for our experience and definitely recommend this school.
Aliya G.
We have sent our children to TMA now for 2+ years and couldn’t be happier. Our oldest, now almost 4 started when he was 18th months in the Toddler program and has enjoyed every day. His teachers are all AMS certified and AMAZING! Top notch. Our youngest has just started the Toddler program at 2yo. Since we’ve attended, the director is consistently making improvements to the play areas, the edible/interactive gardens and room supplies. There’s no shortage of before school or afterschool activities for parents who work later than 2pm – our oldest just started Karate and loves it! Would highly recommend to anyone seeking a quality Montessori education for their children with great facilities, teachers, staff and director!
Natalie B
My son attended TMA for 1 year before kindergarten and they did an exceptional job with him. By the time he left, he was reading at the 1st grade level and was already being introduced to multiplication. I loved the fact they didn’t teach to the masses, but they focused on the individual. Thank you for everything you did!!!!
Lisa A.
This is the absolute best school I have ever experienced in my 7 years of looking for preschools . I feel like My child has grown and developed because of the facilitation of her skills with focus on courtesy and grace. She is able to communicate and identify her feelings because of the teacher’s kind examples.The Directress Judit is so wonderful and experienced and her passion for the children shows in how she runs the school. I will recommend this school to everyone I know for as long as I can. I will never my forget my childs experience at TMA.