The mission of Sterling Montessori is to create a diverse educational community, grounded in the Montessori philosophy and teaching practices, that fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking in its students. We strive to empower each student to become life-long learners who respect themselves, others and their environment.


Community PFSA Events



“We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” -Dr. Maria Montessori


Details of our Annual PFSA Events & Chair Responsibilities (link)

Click the link above to get more information on volunteering or Chairing a PFSA Event

Feel free to email should you have any questions or want to get in touch with a current PFSA Chair.

Open House & Welcome Events New to Sterling?  Be sure to stop by and say hello at our Open House table. We look forward to meeting you!
Giving Tree During the holiday season, we come together as a community and collect donated gifts to share with families in need.
Garden Days Held in the fall and spring, our Garden Days give students and their parents an opportunity to learn about our gardening program and the ecology of a healthy garden. We bring in guest speakers from Triangle area organizations and you have the chance to purchase plants for your home garden as well!
Movie Nights Held in the fall and spring, Movie Nights are an opportunity for the school community to get together outside of school hours and have some fun.
Staff Appreciation Week Help us say thank you to all of the wonderful Sterling Montessori faculty and staff that help our children grow and thrive at school. We also hold a number of appreciation events throughout the year that we welcome parent volunteers to join in.
Sterling International Festival Our annual spring festival is the biggest PFSA event of the year! With loads of performances, delicious foods from around the world, and fun activities, the Sterling International Festival connects the Sterling Montessori community with the many countries our families come from.

Other ways to be PFSA Involved

In addition to our events throughout the year, PFSA can encompasses other enrichment activities. Sterling is open to new community event ideas that follow the Montessori pedagogy.  Reach out with new ideas or interests.

Cultural Events

Throughout the year we help support Sterling’s cultural education with workshops, guest speakers and performances, and classroom activities highlighting cultures from around the world.

“Painless” Fundraising

From iGive to Box Tops, we help support creative new ways for the school to raise funds throughout the year. More information on signing up for our Painless Fundraisers available on our Giving Page (at the bottom).

Spirit Wear

Show off your Sterling Montessori pride with car magnets, t-shirts, and more! Proceeds from Sterling goods go toward funding school activities. Spirit Wear is available for sale at community events and HERE!


The PFSA helps support the student-led creation of the yearbook so that we can capture all the excitement of the school year!