Island Montessori Charter School is a non-profit, K-8 public charter elementary/middle school committed to providing a unique child-centered environment, using the internationally recognized curriculum of pioneering educator, Dr. Maria Montessori. 

Montessori philosophy believes a thoughtfully prepared environment fosters independence, curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. 

Island Montessori regards education with respect to the whole child, which involves education, socialization, and acculturation. To that end, the School's purpose, mission, core values and code of ethics, acknowledge and appreciate individuality, welcome and benefit from diversity, and celebrate the harmony of this vibrant community. 

2020-21 Charter Lottery Information!

Applications due Feb 3rd, 2020.

Learn more about Prospective Parent Education Meetings, important dates, and the application process (with FAQs) at our Admissions & Lottery page.

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