Magnet programs & CTE pathways
  • Montessori (información en español) 

    Montessori education consists of multi-age, interdisciplinary, child-centered learning environments. Montessori curriculum is constructivist in approach and designed to foster independent and self-directed learning based on student interest. Peer reviewed research suggests the Montessori approach effectively accelerates academic and social development. Learn more about Montessori education here: https://amshq.org/About-Montessori/What-Is-Montessori


    2023-24 School Year


    Elementary Schools 

    Morehead

    Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School

    Entry Grade: Pre-K 

    Attendance Zone: NO–students residing in priority zone must enter the lottery 

    Sibling priority: YES–sibling of an attending student has priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

    Contact for program questions: Kirsten Botts (kirsten_botts@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3954 x54420 

    Watts

    George Watts Montessori Magnet School

    Entry Grade: Pre-K

    Attendance Zone: NO–students residing in priority zone must enter the lottery 

    Sibling priority: YES–sibling of an attending student has priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

    Contact for program questions: Melissa Blalock (melissa_blalock@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3947 x47223 


    Middle Schools

    Lakewood MMS

    Lakewood Montessori Magnet Middle School

    Attendance Zone: NONE

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling priority: NONE

    Other priority seating: Rising 6th grade students from Morehead and Watts Elementary schools have priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

    Competitive athletics: School has its own teams

    Contact for program questions: Margaret (Meg) Graham (margaret_graham@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3946


    2024-25 School Year


    Elementary Schools 

    Morehead

    Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School 

    Entry Grade: Pre-K

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Southwest  view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Regional only Southwest view zones

    Contact for program questions: Kirsten Botts (kirsten_botts@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3954 x54420   

    Watts

    George Watts Montessori Magnet School

    Entry Grade: Pre-K

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: Central and Southeast view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required 

    Sibling Priority YES

    Transportation: Regional only Central and Southeast view zones

    Contact for program questions: Melissa Blalock (melissa_blalock@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3947 x47223   

     

    Little River

    Litte River Elementary School (program will be phased in starting in the 2024-25 school year) 

    Entry Grade: Pre-K

    Attendance zone: YES view here

    Lottery zones: North and East: view zones

    Procedure for those in attendance zone: No lottery required

    Sibling Priority: YES

    Transportation: Regional only North and East view zones


    Middle Schools

    Lakewood MMS

    Lakewood Montessori Magnet Middle School

    Attendance Zone: NONE

    Lottery Zone: District-wide

    Sibling priority: NONE

    Other priority seating: Rising 6th grade students from Morehead and Watts Elementary schools have priority seating

    Transportation: District-wide

    Competitive athletics: School has its own teams

    Contact for program questions: Margaret (Meg) Graham (margaret_graham@dpsnc.net) 919-560-3946