Enrollment Process

Thank you for your interest in IMS!

We strongly encourage families to come and observe this fall if you are interested in a space for next fall. Our classes fill up quickly. Once you observe, you can fill out an application and put your child on our wait-list, this does not obligate your child to attend IMS, however, it goes a long way in ensuring there is a space for your child.

Enrollment process for the Academic Year 2014-2015

Interested families who email or call to request one, will receive our information package which includes:
  • Outline of Enrollment Process
  • Welcome letter
  • IMS Brochure
  • Tuition information
  • Observation information
  • Application
  • Information Session Dates (hosted by Head of the School)
Step 1 – Observation: Prospective parents are required to observe our classrooms in action.  Observations are for adults only, and are scheduled between 9:00am and 11:00am, for a 45 minutes time slot.  To schedule an observation, please email the office at or call 919-401-4343.

Step 2 – Application: There is a $75 dollar processing fee (per child) for all applications submitted. A completed application (one per child) must be submitted prior to the Individual Interview with the Head of School (Step #4).

Step 3 – Information Session (Optional): Our Head of School, Dr. Kateri Carver-Akers, will host a Slideshow and Q&A session for parents who would like a visual image and further information about our school.  These sessions are held monthly from October through March. While this event is optional, we recommend it because it provides an opportunity to answer all general questions. If you are interested in coming, you must RSVP to the office at least two weeks in advance.

You can even come at 9:00am to do an Observation in one of the classrooms (a required part of the application process) prior to the info session, which is at 10:00am.

All Info Sessions are from 10:00am – 11:00am on the following dates:

February 13th, 2014

March 12th, 2014

Open House: February 23rd 2014

Please email; or call 919-401-4343 to reserve a space.

Step 4 – Admissions Interview: Once an application is submitted, parents should schedule an interview time to meet with the Head of School through the Office Administrator.  The interview is also only for parents and allows for more one-on-one time to get to know each other, as well as review your child’s admissions application.

Step 5 – Admissions Decision: We accept applications year-round, however, admission to our school depends on both space availability as well as compatibility, so it is important to complete the enrollment process as soon as possible. International Montessori School (IMS) admits qualified students without regard to race, religion, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation or family composition. Our educational policies, financial aid, and other school-sponsored programs are administered in a non-discriminatory manner in conformance with applicable law.

We would be happy to answer your questions.  Our office is open weekdays from 8:00am-5:30pm.  Please contact us by phone (919) 401-4343 or by email –
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