Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School uses the philosophy, methods and didactic material of Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952)...

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The Academy serves children ages 3 and 4. The Academy is a tuition-based program that incorporates proven Montessori principles...

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The Charter School serves children ages 5-14, Kindergarten-8th grade. The Charter School has a lottery-based admissions process... 

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Sterling relies on the generosity of our community to support our mission. Learn all the ways to support our Montessori endeavors....

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The Charter (K-8th grade) Lottery waitlists are posted and will be updated as changes occur. Please note that enrollment does not begin for 1st-8th grade until mid-June. 


Buy your 2022-23 yearbook HERE!

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(3 and 4-year old programs)

2023/2024 Preschool Application.  Information on the Academy Enrollment process, including tours, available here.


(Kindergarten-8th Grade)   For general information about Sterling Montessori's Charter enrollment and lottery process, please visit our Charter Enrollment page. 

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Sterling's 2023 Alumni Day has been set for Friday, April 14, 2023. 

Please visit our Alumni Page for more information and to RSVP!  We would LOVE to see you!!


Our 2019 Sterling graduates are graduating from high school this June and are eligible for our Matt Oberst Scholarship.  If you are a graduating senior and attended 8th grade at Sterling in 2019, please visit our Alumni Page for more information on how to apply for our Matt Oberst Scholarship!

The 2023/24 Charter Lottery Application closed on Friday, February 3, 2023Sterling Charter Ad_Cropped.jpg.

Kindergarten-8th grade families who applied through the lottery should have received their Lottery ID numbers.  Lottery Waitlists are available on the left of this page.  Please visit our Enrollment and Lottery Process for more information.

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Sterling's 2023/24 Preschool Application (ages PK3-4) is now available. Please visit our Academy/Preschool pages for more information on our Montessori program and Academy enrollment process.


STERLING_SUN_ANNUAL_REPORT_June_2022.jpegOur Sterling community has always been generous and this past year was no exception! Becoming stewards of our world is an important tenent to Montessori education, and the giving of time, ideas and support are valuable ways to model that mission.

We invite all visitors to explore our 2021/22 Annual Report that celebrates our year, our future plans and all the generosity of giving to support our school.  Thank you to all!

Consider a DONATION to Sterling for the 2022/23 Annual Fund.  Read more about our mission, goals and why donating to a charter school is so important.  


Sterling is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff and our community.   We follow all NCDHHS guidelines for COVID-19. Please visit our Safe Return to School page for more information on keeping our school safe.

Sterling does not offer a virtual/remote learning option at this time.


Click HERE for more information on our AMS Accreditation