2019-20 Lottery Waitlists

(updated 6/19/2019!)

Updates to the waitlists will be made as seats become available. We will continue to offer seats through October 8, 2019.


Schedule a tour of the Children’s House program Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Rising Kindergarten program. 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.

**For interested families who have been offered a seat in our Kindergarten program, we will have tours available in 2020 on March 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th at 9:00 am. This will be an opportunity for you to visit Sterling Montessori and learn more about our program.

Preschool Applications

Be sure to schedule a tour before you apply.

Charter Admissions

The 2019-20 Lottery application window is closed. It was open from January 7 to February 8, 2019.

The Charter Lottery occurred on March 4, 2019.

Lottery participants will have received an email with either an offer of a spot or a waitlist number. Waiting lists for each grade level are posted above, and will be updated as needed until all positions are filled.

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

You can make a difference!

Sterling Montessori is fortunate to have a loyal and ever-growing community of families who recognize the important contribution Sterling has made in the lives of their children, and who, in turn, want to help Sterling maintain its high standards and continue to grow. At the link below, you can read about potential projects that your donations can help bring to fruition.

Sterling Montessori Fundraising Projects

Making a tax-deductible donation to Sterling Montessori is not only an excellent way to help the school that has made an enormous impact on our kids and in our community, it’s also really easy!

Click on the PayPal button below:

Substitute Teacher Training -7/25/2019

On July 25th from 9 – 11 am, Sterling Montessori will hold a substitute training for all those interested. The orientation is to help to provide you with information about our school and programs, the role of a substitute, and a tour of the school. You will be provided with an application should you be interested in becoming a substitute and going through the next steps following the orientation. Email Denise Kimball if interested in attending.

You will need to bring your driver’s license to scan in order to check in at the main office. Please be aware that all substitute teachers will be required to have CPR and first-aid certifications within the first 6 weeks of hiring. (Sterling Montessori provides free CPR and first-aid training once annually. This year’s CPR & first-aid training will take place on September 3rd. All substitute teachers are welcome.)

Substitute Teacher training will be offered again on September 5th, 2019 (9 – 11 am) and January 14th, 2020 (9 – 11 am).


Sterling follows Wake County weather-related closings & delays.


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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.