Pre-K Montessori

Montessori Begins with Pre-Kindergarten

The Montessori program is the only CMS magnet program that begins with pre-kindergarten. We welcome pre-kindergarten students who enjoy working independently and exploring new ideas. If you would like to enroll in a Montessori school, your child will have the benefit of beginning CMS earlier than normal, as a four year old.

Pre-Kindergarten Options: Park Road, Chantilly, Highland Mill, Trillium Springs

 

Applying for Financial Assistance

If you win a seat in the lottery, you may apply for financial assistance, if needed. Although CMS charges for tuition and transportation for the pre-k year of Montessori, the amount is based on a family’s financial need. Please contact Trina Steele at 980-343-5030 to learn about your eligibility for assistance with these expenses.

Montessori Fees

CMS Encourages all families interested in Montessori to apply, regardless of financial status. Fees are for pre-kindergarten students only; all other grades are free.

Program Fees

Full-day program = $3,000/year. Financial assistance is available based on family need. Half-day program = $2,200/year. Financial assistance is available based on family need.

Transportation Fees

Two-way bus transportation = $738/year. Financial assistance is available based on family need. One-way bus transportation = $370/year. Financial assistance is available based on family need.

 

PRE – K MONTESSORI TUITION PAYMENT OPTIONS
​ ​​​Payments are due on the 25th of each month

1.      Online – A 2.25% processing fee will be applied to each payment​

    • Click on the link above – CMS Pre-K Tuition – Pay Online
    •  Select payment type: Tuition
    • Enter Amount, Student Name & School
    • To add another student, select payment type (tuition) again.
    • Complete billing information and payment method
    • Accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Checking/Savings
    • Click Next
    • After reviewing payment, click submit

2.      Bill Pay – Free of charge at your bank

    • Set up CMS account as the payee
    • Make checks payable to: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
    • Address:
      Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
      Magnet Programs
      4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Suite 608
      Charlotte, NC  28217
    • Account Number: Enter Student ID (to ensure proper credit)
    • Memo: Child’s name and School
    • Schedule your payment
    • For bill pay assistance, please contact your bank regarding set up.

3.      Personal Check/Certified Check/Money Order

    • Make checks payable to: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or CMS
    • Address:
      Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
      Magnet Programs
      4421 Stuart Andrew Blvd., Suite 608
      Charlotte, NC  28217
    • Memo: Student ID, Child’s name and School (to ensure proper credit)

 

4.      Cash/Check

    • The Magnet Office will have a representative to collect your payment at Smith Family Center, 1600 Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC  28210 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.