Frequently Asked Questions

What is the tuition?
Washington Montessori Public Charter School (WMPCS) is tuition free.   As a NC Public Charter School, there are no charges or tuition to attend.

Is WMPCS a religious or private school?
No, WMPCS is a Public Charter School.   WMPCS is not affiliated with any religion and is not private.   We accept students from surrounding areas based on available space.   If there are not any spaces available you are placed on our waiting list.   For more information about our application and lottery process please see our admissions page.

What is Montessori?
Montessori is an educational pedagogy and the manner in which we teach our students.   For more information about Maria Montessori and our academic philosophy please visit:   http://www.wmpcs.org/aboutmontessori.html.

Do the school provide transportation?
WMPCS does not provide transportation to or from school.   Parents and guardians are responsible to ensure their child is brought to and from school.

Although the school does not officially have a bus, the Greenville, NC, parents have contracted with a bus company for transportation to and from Greenville.   In addition, there are numerous carpools from surrounding counties. For more information please contact Gay Holton (252) 946-1977 and she will assist you in getting in touch with carpoolers or the bus company.

Does the school provide lunch?
WMPCS does not offer lunches for our students.   Students bring their lunches and eat either in the classrooms or on their patios.   If a student forgets their lunch, the office does keep emergency lunches available.

Additionally, some of the levels offer hot lunch from area vendors as a fundraiser periodically. Notices and information about the hot lunch options are sent home with the students; the parents and guardians can choose whether it is something in which they would like to participate.

What sports does the school offer?
The school offers cross country, girls’ volleyball, and boys’ soccer in the fall, boys’ basketball during the winter and co-ed soccer in the spring.   We are also fortunate to partner with Unity Christian Academy for girls’ softball in the spring.
Do you charge for violin lessons?
Violin is one of the encore choices offered.   There is no charge for the instruction, but students must have a violin to participate.   Violins can be either rented from the middle school students, who manage the WMPCS violin rental program, or rented or purchased from local music shops.

Do you have a high school?
Yes.   WMPCS opened its high school in the 2013-14 school year. We currently serve students up to the 11th grade and will be adding the 12th grade next year.