Admissions Policy

Acceptance of Qualified Students

Children are evaluated on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. It is equally important to determine whether the parents’ educational philosophy is compatible with that of MHFC.


Children ages ~16 months up to age three may begin their Montessori experience in our Toddler Community.

Early Childhood (EC)

The Early Childhood community is a three - four year program, starting around three years of age and continuing through age six.   Completion of the full program allows a child to reap full academic and social benefits, and to experience leadership within the classroom community.  Please note,   Independent toileting is required for placement within an EC classroom.

Elementary (Grades 1-6)

Elementary students coming from other Montessori schools, with continuous Montessori experience as well as students coming from non-Montessori backgrounds are eligible for admission on a space available basis following a classroom visit and interview with a guide.

We require the student's most recent progress report be submitted to the Admissions Office with the application.  A confidential teacher-recommendation form, obtained from the Admission Office and signed by the parent will be sent to the child's present school.  A visit will be scheduled for the student and an informal assessment will be made.

Wait Pool

All applications are placed into our wait pool through the process of admissions.

Applicants are chosen from the wait pool based on several factors. The primary point of evaluation is that of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. Priority is given to siblings of currently enrolled students. The age and gender of the applicant are also taken into consideration in an effort to balance classroom environments.