Charter Admissions

For general information about Sterling Montessori’s admissions & lottery process, please visit our Charter Admissions And Enrollment page.

Charter Lottery

The application window for the 2020-2021 Lottery will open on Monday, January 6th, 2020 and remain open until Friday, February 7th, 2020.

The Lottery will be held on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 7:30am.

The 2019-20 Lottery window closed on March 4, 2019. Current-year Lottery waitlists can be viewed here.


Before applying to Children’s House, sign-up for a tour to learn more about our program and what sets us apart from a traditional preschool program. Tours are also available for interested families who have been offered a seat in our Kindergarten program.

Preschool Applications

Be sure to schedule a tour before you apply.

Join the Sterling PFA and contribute to the well-being of the whole Sterling community.

Next PFA meeting:

Thursday, November 21 at 4:30pm.

New! If you have set up your MySchoolBucks account, you can quickly and securely pay for Sterling PFA membership online! (If you prefer to pay by check, you can drop it off at the Main Office during school hours.)

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Reminder: Sterling follows Wake County weather-related closings & delays.

Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School uses the philosophy and teaching materials of the Montessori Method developed by Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952). Montessori education emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching or reading. Children in Montessori classes learn at their own pace and according to their own choice of activities from hundreds of possibilities. A student’s work at Sterling is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, motivation, self-discipline and a love of learning.