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.

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.


June 16th @ 7pm

Zoom link coming soon!

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.

The lottery for the 2021-22 school year will be February 23, 2020.

Application deadline is February 5, 2020.  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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Island Montessori School

Preschool & Charter K-8 
6339 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Charter K-8: 910.795.4860

Preschool: 910.796.3003

fax: 910.550.3767