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Our Vision

Dothan Montessori School supports the whole child in expressing his or her full potential as a peaceful, productive, and informed citizen of the world. The DMS community strives to nurture meaningful community, to appreciate the interdependence of our community and others, and to recognize our effect on the world around us.

Our Story

Fueled by the strong interest from a group of young parents and the generosity of donors who believed in the vision of having a Montessori school in our community, Dothan Montessori School opened its doors as a non-profit preschool in fall of 2013. Since then, the school has provided high-quality early childhood education to children 18 months to 6 years old. 

DMS has served many families in the Wiregrass – indeed, children have traveled from as far as Enterprise, and as near as a block away, to attend the preschool. The school has supported training to certify five local teachers in Montessori education, and has offered ongoing professional development and parent education to our community.


The Montessori trained staff at DMS work to foster empathy, to build community in the classroom and beyond, and to nurture internal motivation. DMS offers a warm, welcoming space for learning. The education students receive at DMS prepares them to walk forward in life with confidence, kindness, and curiosity.

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 to support their intellectual, emotional, physical and social development. 

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