George Watts Montessori Magnet Elementary

Montessori School

700 Watts Street
Durham, NC 27701

The Montessori method of instruction is an internationally recognized instructional program and is a well established magnet program in Durham Public Schools.

Features of the magnet school include:

  • All classroom teachers trained by certified Montessori trainers
  • Multi-age, child-centered learning environments based on the work of Maria Montessori
  • Use of specialized Montessori materials designed for facilitating a variety of developmental levels and nurturing a level of independence for student learning

Lottery Priorities

Sibling Attending, Priority Zone, General Applicant Pool, Program Link for 5th grade applicants applying from Watts to Lakewood Montessori Middle School.

*Applicants must submit an application and rank their school of the priority as their first choice to be considered for any of the priorities through the lottery process.

*Please note that there is no guarantee of assignment for either sibling priorities, or link priority, as seats must be available at the grade level(s) requested.

Please see FAQs for priority definitions and explanations.


District wide