"ALL children can explode into learning."

-Maria Montessori

Montessorians believe that quality early childhood education is key to helping children develop their innate love of learning, sense of self and social skills necessary to lead an enriching life in the greater community.  It is our hope that you thoughtfully consider several factors when deciding on the right fit for your family.

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School visit:  Come have a tour with the directress to learn about the Great Minds, the classrooms, outdoor learning environment and more.  Here we will discuss what your family is looking for in a school and your child’s readiness to begin a program. This tour is for parents only, please.  Call the office today to register 919-346-1061.

Submit an application:  The directress will invite you  to have a phone or in-office meeting to get to know your family better before a decision is made.  Factors that the administrators will consider are your child’s temperament, his past school experience, developmental readiness, the family’s academic goals and willingness to work with your child’s teacher and to contribute to the community as well as the current dynamics of the classes.

Child visit:  This 60-minute appointment with a lead teacher allows us to see how comfortable your child would be in the Montessori environment and its various transitions. Your child will be invited to work with the teacher through several individual and/ or group activities.  The teacher will provide feedback to administrators and parents regarding your child’s ability to separate, his comfort level during the visit, responsiveness to the teacher, students and environment.  Depending on the visit, your child may be invited back to increase his comfort level before beginning school.

Acceptance:  When your child is offered a space at our school, you will be given an orientation packet and will be contacted to plan a phase-in process for your child.  We encourage parents to allow time during the child’s first week of school to gradually ease him/her in to the new environment and schedule.  We will create a custom phase-in period if necessary.

Submit forms, fees: At this time you will be asked to submit the forms and supply fee at least one week prior to your child’s first day.  Should your child begin after the first of any month, the month’s tuition will be prorated and collected at this time.

Our Acceptance Process


Tuition and Fees