Dothan Montessori School

The seeds of Dothan Montessori School were sown in the spring of 2012 when a few women in Dothan met over coffee to discuss their shared passion for the Montessori Method. From that casual meet up, their enthusiasm blossomed into a vision to start a Montessori preschool to serve area children.


​A series of well-attended educational meetings about the Montessori method demonstrated strong community interest in making this school a reality. With the help of a dedicated group of parent​ volunteers, Dothan Montessori School secured a location, opened its search for qualified, talented staff, and began fundraising. DMS is now in its 8th year of operation.


DMS in 2020 has adapted to be able to serve the community during this turbulent time by offering in person and virtual options that still adhere to authentic Montessori principles. DMS has also adopted the use of Brightwheel to aid parents in being a part of the school experience, while still adhering to safe distancing guidelines. Call or email for more information on COVID-19 policies and practices.

Our Mission

Dothan Montessori School is dedicated to providing a carefully prepared Montessori environment that nurtures children's innate curiosity and love of learning. We are here to guide each child and support their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development.