Willow Oak Montessori Children's House

A Private Preschool-Kindergarten Program Serving Children 3-6 Years Old

Willow Oak Montessori Children's House is a half-day program that operates from 8am to 12pm Monday through Friday mid-August through mid-June each school year.

At Willow Oak Montessori, we work with families to provide each child with an individual education experience tailored to his/her unique developmental needs.  Our classrooms each serve 20-22 children, with a student-to-teacher ratio of approximately 11:1.  Our students spend time outside most days, and each classroom has an outdoor learning environment that is an extension of the classroom.  Parent participation in the classroom is encouraged once the classroom has "normalized" in the fall.  Parents help out with language lessons, art projects, cooking projects, and in many other ways, depending on their skills, experiences, and interests.

Teachers host formal conferences with parents or guardians twice per year.  Between conferences, our teachers reach out to families on a regular basis to discuss developmental milestones and any concerns that arise in the classroom.

We encourage you to schedule a time to visit our classrooms, as it is difficult to convey in words the special things that happen there.  Please visit the Contact Us page and submit an interest form if you would like a tour of our school.


Our Children's House classrooms are located at 886 Hamlet Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 and 1971 River Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312. The school's offices are located at 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 170, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. The door to the office is located under a green awning on Moring Drive.


Please note that admission to Willow Oak Montessori Children’s House will NOT result in any preference to obtain a seat in the proposed Willow Oak Montessori public charter school program. All applicants to the charter school program MUST participate in the lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the available seats for a given grade.

The admissions process for Willow Oak Montessori Children's House may begin with you attending one of our Open Houses to learn more about our program. Open Houses are designed to acquaint parents of prospective students with the mission of the school, the Montessori philosophy, and its implementation in the classroom.

Parent Q&A Sessions, which are scheduled upon receipt of your application for admission, are designed to allow families a chance to ask questions specific to their children and the Montessori method. The prospective student and each of his/her parents/guardians are required to attend. A Parent Q&A Session and a completed admission application are required for a student to be considered for admission.

The application period for the 2013-2014 school year is now open. Applications are accepted through an online system called TADS. Please click the link below to complete an application now. Applications are due by February 28, 2013 to be considered in the first round of admissions decisions.

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If your child is admitted to our program, you must complete an online enrollment process and submit a $350 non-refundable joining fee and $520 security deposit within 14 days to secure the offered spot in the class.

Applicants with special needs or family members of applicants requiring any type of accommodation during the admissions process are encouraged to indicate what type of accommodation is needed.

Tuition and Fees

An application fee of $75 is required at the time an application for admission is submitted.

Annual tuition for the 2012-2013 school year is $5,200.  Tuition may be paid in ten monthly installments of $520.  Any family that chooses to pay its tuition in full before the first day of enrollment is entitled to a 5% discount.  A security deposit equal to one month's tuition must remain on account until the annual tuition is paid in full.

A non-refundable one-time joining fee of $350 per student and the security deposit must be paid at the time a spot in one of our classrooms is accepted.

Financial Aid

Willow Oak Montessori strives to keep a high-quality Montessori education accessible to as many families as possible.  A limited number of financial aid scholarships are available to the families most in need of assistance,as determined by an independent third-party financial aid firm.  To apply for financial aid , please fill out an application by clicking the appropriate link below after preparing your data using the financial aid worksheet, also linked below. There is a $34 TADS processing fee to apply for financial aid. New financial aid decisions are made each year based on the funds available in that year's budget and information contained in the financial aid applications received from families that year.

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Statement of Non-Discrimination

Willow Oak Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, family structure, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the School.