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Island Montessori is private preschool paired with a Public Charter K-8.  We provide a unique, child-centered environment using the internationally recognized curriculum of pioneering educator, Dr. Maria Montessori.

July 17th @ 7pm

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The mission of Island Montessori Charter School is to enable children of diverse backgrounds to learn and grow at their own pace by offering a developmentally appropriate and challenging academic Montessori environment that models grace and courtesy and fosters a peaceful community of lifelong learners.

Our private tuition-funded preschool is now enrolling ages 3 - 5. We offer individualizied social, emotional, physical and academic development based on the needs of each child. 


Come explore and learn why Montessori might be a great choice for your child!  Learn more.

Our non-profit Public Charter K-8 school 

is tuition-free for North Carolina residents.

Admission is determined by lottery.

Lottery details for the 2023-24 school year coming soon.

Application deadline to come.  Learn more.

Dr. Montessori believed that a child’s full potential – physical, intellectual, and emotional – can be reached only if the child is given the opportunity to develop through the exploration of the environment. The Montessori Method of education is a unique approach to learning. Rather than “teaching” concepts, the environment is designed to stimulate the child's interests and learning capacities spontaneously. 

Visit our Why Montessori page.

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