• George Watts Montessori is a magnet school within Durham Public Schools. We serve students in grades Pre-K through fifth grade. Students are admitted to our school by a lottery process. The lottery is open for Pre-K through fifth grade students. All applicants must fill out an application to be turned in to the Office of Student Assignment.

    Students must be four years old by August 31st to enter pre-k or five years old to enter kindergarten. The lottery takes place each January for the following school year.

    Lottery and Tour Information

    The Magnet Application window for the 2021-2022 school year is January 11 - February 5. All applications must completed online by 5:00 pm on February 5th.  A link will open on the DPS website on January 11th. Please visit https://www.dpsnc.net/domain/135 for more information on DPS Magnet Schools.

    Please visit Watts through a virtual tour. Currently, no school tours will be conducted in the building. TOUR                                                                                                  

    If you would like additonal information after watching the virtual tour, please contact our Montessori Coordinator, Melissa Blalock, at (919) 560-3947 extension 47223 or melissa.blalock@dpsnc.net.


    Lottery Preferences

    Sibling Attending Preference, Priority Zone, General Applicant Pool,  Link Preference from Applicants for Lakewood Montessori


    There is a pre-k fee for both Watts and Morehead Montessori Schools. The fee is based on a sliding scale. Please visit www.dpsnc.net/Page/722 for more information about the pre-k fee.