Students in the Montessori program learn by working with specially designed and attractively displayed developmental materials that support the goals and objectives of the Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards (formerly the North Carolina Standard Course of Study). Working individually or in small groups, children develop a sense of self-esteem because they are given a balance of freedom and responsibility.
Children who enter the program at age four benefit most from the program. In order to gain the greatest benefit, students should attend through the terminal grade. The Montessori approach is non-traditional. To fully understand how Montessori instruction takes place, parents are encouraged to visit the school during an Open House prior to making application.
Tuition is required for Pre-K, four year old students and an additional charge is required for Pre-K student bus transportation. Tuition for the 2012-13 school year is $3,000 for full day and $2,200 for half day. The bus transportation fee is determined during the summer and is set prior to the beginning of the school year. Scholarships may be available; contact the school for more information. Please note, in accordance with North Carolina law, Pre-K students must be age four on or before August 31st of the year of attendance in order to qualify for the Montessori Pre-K program.
The CMS Montessori middle school program at Sedgefield Middle School serves students in grades 7 and 8. Current CMS Montessori students have an automatic magnet continuation from grade 6 to grade 7.
Students living in Mecklenburg County who have completed at least two years of a Montessori program or successfully complete a Montessori disposition aptitude assessment at the school are eligible to apply by using the Request for Reassignment and the Special Application Procedure process. Please contact the school or Magnet Programs office for more information.
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Chantilly Montessori School (PreK-6)
Transportation will be provided countywide at the middle school level.
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