Admissions Overview

International Montessori School is a place where children cultivate their natural love for learning, independence, and community through a multicultural, multilingual curriculum and environment. We welcome a diverse community of students and families from a variety of cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and cultural experiences such as living abroad. Not all of our families know another language, but all appreciate the gift that other languages and cultures bring to their children and their families. While love of language and culture is key to joining the IMS community, appreciation for the methods and outcomes of the Montessori approach is also important. Generally, our toddler classroom enrolls new students for an August or January start. Our primary and elementary classrooms enroll new students that can join our school between August and January. Families who wish to have a child start at other times in the year, are invited to inquire about available spaces in any of our programs.

The application cycle for the 2022-2023 academic year is open. We look forward to meeting prospective families and welcoming new friends to our school. Please review the steps below and click here to learn more about our admissions process.

Our Admissions Process

There are three key steps to the admissions process.
Tour
Interested families should contact admissions@imsnc.org to schedule a virtual tour with our director of enrollment prior to completing the application. This meeting is for parents/caregivers to get an overview of our culture, programs and ask questions. The tour is typically 45 - 60 minutes.
Schedule a Tour
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Apply
Once you have completed a virtual tour, you are welcome to apply for your child's admission to International Montessori School. In addition to your child’s application, we ask that you submit school records and teacher referrals. Links to request these forms are available on our Admissions Process page.
Apply Online
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Meet
After the virtual tour and application package are completed, an admissions team member will schedule a meeting with our Head of School. This is a time to get to know each other, share more detailed information specifically in relation to your child, and ask questions of each other that have not previously been addressed.
Submit Form
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