Admissions Process

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Charter Admissions

For general information about Sterling Montessori's admissions and lottery process, please visit our Charter Admissions page.


It is important for prospective parents to take a tour of our Children's House program prior to turning in an application for the preschool program. Topics will include the Montessori philosophy and approach, readiness expectations of the child and why Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarteners are together in a classroom. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about our program.


  •  A non-refundable $25 application fee is required in order to apply. Applications received without the required $25 fee will not be accepted, nor considered for enrollment.
  • Applications and application fees can be dropped off in our Main Office between the hours of 8:00-4:00
  • Applications and application fees can also be mailed to:
Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School
202 Treybrooke Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

 If applying for multiple birth children (twins, triplets, etc.), please submit separate applications and fees, but please place them in the same envelope.

  • Preschool Applications can be downloaded HERE
    • NOTE: Only checks or money orders are accepted as payment for the non-refundable $25 application fee. Credit cards, cash, and online payments are not accepted.

Shortly after your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule a “Meet & Greet” Session
for you and your child. If you have not attended a tour, we will ask that you schedule one to gain a
better understanding of our Montessori program.
 A Montessori education is very different than a traditional approach. It is important that our parents have an understanding of Montessori and our method of teaching aligns with your goals. Meet and Greet sessions are a 30 minute informal session that allows us to get to know your child, as well as giving parents an opportunity to ask questions about our enrollment process. It also gives us an opportunity to meet your child. 

**With current COVID19 restrictions, Meet and Greet sessions will be conducted remotely.  When you schedule your Meet & Greet, you will be given the login information.**

Applicants are placed in a waiting pool, not a waiting list. If and when we have a seat to offer, we will
select a student from the waiting pool based on the following criteria: staff & sibling preference, family
previously enrolled at Sterling, previous Montessori experience (we require additional information as to
where Montessori experience was acquired), and needs of the classroom(s).

Once an offer of enrollment is extended, families will have 5 days to accept it. An enrollment
appointment, which includes contract signing and submission of the applicable deposits and fees, must be scheduled and completed within 2 weeks after accepting our offer.

Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Students are accepted when spaces become available throughout the current academic year.