Enrollment Information

Tiller is a NC Public Charter School and does not charge tuition or admissions fees. Click HERE to listen to what our students have to say about Tiller School!

Enrollment is limited by space as we have an average ratio of 16:1, and with teacher assistants in the K-2 classrooms. The application period for the lottery is the first school day in January through the FIRST Friday in February. Applications are still taken after this day and placed on the waiting list through December for the current school year. For more information, reference our admissions policy.


Tiller School Enrollment Application

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Please fill out form completely for each student and submit to our office at:

By Mail or deliver in person: 1950 Live Oak Street, Beaufort, NC 28516
By Fax: 252-728-3711
By E-mail: jlewis@tillerschool.org

About Our Lottery Process

At least two members of the community (who are not staff, Board members or parent at Tiller) will be present at the lottery for the purpose of drawing names, and checking to make sure that all procedures are conducted fairly and accurately.

All applications that are received during open enrollment will be eligible for the lottery drawing. All applications received after open enrollment will be placed at the end of the waiting list that is generated after the lottery in the order of which they are received. Siblings of currently enrolled students, and children of employees will be noted on their applications.

Each applicant will receive a number. One at a time, numbers will be pulled,logged by grade and marked off the list until every applicant has been drawn. Once this is done, any child who has a sibling or is a child of an employee will be placed at the top of the grade list in the order of which they were pulled.

From the grade list, each vacant spot will be filled with an applicant in order of how they were pulled. Once all open positions are filled the remaining students will create a waiting list in the order of how they were pulled. The waiting list will stay in effect until the end of the school year.

The parent/guardian of each applicant will be notified within two weeks of the status of their child’s application, whether they are enrolled or placed on the waiting list. If a position is offered and the parent/guardian declines, that position will offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Applications will be accepted through December, for the current year, even after the lottery has been completed.

Please note the following:

  1. North Carolina guidelines state that for Kindergarten enrollment a child must be 5 years old on or before August 31st
  2. No application will be included in the lottery unless all requested information has been turn in.
  3. Tiller School is a public school. Federal law prohibits discrimination.

Kelly Riley | Executive Director

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