If you feel the need for an in-person tour, you must call the office at 910-796-3003 to schedule one.  Due to Covid restrictions, all tours will take place after the school day is over.  Please wear a mask and we will take your temperature. You will receive a brief introduction to the school and Montessori philosophy by the director, take a quick peek in classrooms, and have a question and answer period.  If you'd like to do some homework before your tour, visit our Why Montessori page, which has lots of great info for parents making this important decision. Your child is welcome and encouraged to attend (but not required).

Click HERE to download an application.

At Island Montessori Children’s School we know that choosing an educational program for your child is the most important decision you will make in these young formative years. For over one hundred years Montessori education has proved to be the best approach in nurturing the social, emotional, intellectual and academic growth in children. As educators, we recognize each child as an individual waiting to blossom and do great things! At Island Montessori Children’s School, the teacher observes and recognizes what ignites your child’s passions and guides him into purposeful work and discovery in all areas of life. Therefore, Montessori is not only a means of education but rather an aid to life!

Carrie O’Brien Dworshak, Children's House Director


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.

Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Samara
TA: Ms. Rakiya
Ms. Sally
TA: Ms. Mary
Ms. Avery
TA: Ms. Jen

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call 910.796.3003 or email us at

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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