Public Charter School

Who We Are

Willow Oak Montessori Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in grades K through 8. Located in Northeast Chatham County, we admit students from anywhere in North Carolina using an admissions lottery.

Our Mission

Willow Oak Montessori strives to assist children in achieving their unique potential as responsible global citizens by nurturing self-confidence and independent decision making in a stimulating, creative, and diverse Montessori community.

Authentic Montessori

At Willow Oak Montessori, we are first and foremost a Montessori community, passionate about sharing this beautiful educational philosophy with more people in our community.

As such, you will find the following in our school:

  • Mixed-age classrooms that correspond with the planes of development observed by Dr. Montessori

  • Inviting Montessori materials

  • Freedom of movement

  • Weekly work plans with mapping of Montessori curriculum to Common Core standards in mind

  • Exceptional Children served in the classroom as much as possible

  • Intentional Diversity