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3201 Clemson Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 413
P: 980-343-5525  |  F: 980-343-5589 
Principal: Rachelle Fink
LC: West
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-6
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Admissions, Enrollment and Open House Information


Students are assigned to Highland Mill Montessori through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Magnet/Student Assignment lottery.  Students must first enroll with the district by the appropriate deadlines and then submit the online lottery application.  Students must be age 4 on or before August 31st to be eligible for pre-k.  Students must be age 5 on or before August 31st to be eligible for kindergarten.  Tuition is required for pre-k students and scholarships are available.  Current immunizations are required for students to attend school.

Lottery Process: PreK-Grade 1

PreK - 1st Grade Enrollment in HMM is through the CMS Magnet Lottery Process ONLY.  The CMS Student Placement office handles the lottery process. 

If you have any lottery specific questions please email



December 6, 2021
​New students may begin enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year
​January 7, 2022
​Last day to future enroll for lottery
December 6, 2021-January 21, 2022

​Application period for the Choice Lottery. 
Lottery applications due by January 21, 2022 at 10:00pm.

Open House Dates for the 2022-2023 Magnet Lottery

Virtual open houses will be held on the following dates.  Please register at this link

If you would like to register for any of our Open Houses and the link above does not work, please click this link and complete the registration form.

November 16th, 9:30am-10:30am
December 14th, 9:30am-10:30am
January 12th, 9:30am-10:30am 


Late Entry Process

Highland Mill Montessori is currently full for the 2021-2022 school year

  • Students in grades 2-6 may interview for vacant seats (if available) through the Late Entry Process.  Interviews will be scheduled only if there are vacant seats in that grade level.​
  • More information can be found here 

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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