Welcome to Montessori School of Dayton (MSD)

Welcome to Montessori School of Dayton, Inc, (MSD), a private non-profit Montessori school located in Kettering, Ohio. Founded in 1964, MSD has grown into the largest private Montessori school in the Dayton area serving students from toddler years to eighth grade. All of our teachers are trained and certified by The Association Montessori International (AMI) or the American Montessori Society (AMS) as well as being certified by the State of Ohio Board of Education.

As a Montessori school, we strive to encourage a lifelong love of learning, create a supportive community of students and parents and provide an environment where students can explore, learn and have opportunities to become leaders. We feel there is no limit to what children can learn and achieve as they advance through subjects as they are ready and in ways that suit their learning style without being limited by the progress of the group.

We welcome you to explore and learn more about Montessori education, the MSD approach and the special community we have built.


Bison Café Happenings

Welcome to the Bison Café.
Run by our middle school students, the Bison Café is open from 8:15 am–8:45 am every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Running a business firsthand offers students early exposure to the meaning of money and the basis of economic systems. Students plan, operate, and account for all the activities related to the Bison Café and other seasonal sales events. History and applied economics are studied as part of the micro-economy operations.

Students run the coffee shop and produce/sell their baked goods, using the proceeds to sustain the business and support local charitable organizations. The program teaches an understanding of production and exchange, division of labor, organization, management and financial responsibility while building confidence and self-esteem. Students are supervised by a faculty member. The Bison Café provides an atmosphere that allows students, faculty, staff, and the parent community to enjoy quality food and beverages.

MSD parents are welcome to purchase items in the student run coffee shop, including our exclusive Bison Blend coffee beans and ground coffee.

Menu –

  • Bison Blend Brewed Coffee
  • Cappuccino
  • Latte
  • Milky Way Latte
  • Café Americano
  • Café Mocha
  • Espresso
  • Mini Hot Chocolate
  • Hot Chocolate
  • A Variety of Fine Teas