FAQs about Admissions

The admission process usually starts with questions—lots of them. In addition to the answers you’ll find here, we encourage you to call us to schedule a tour, where you can meet with one of our staff and have all of your questions answered.

Do you have a wait pool? Is it on a first come first serve basis?

Applications are accepted year-round.

Applicants are placed into a waiting pool through the process of admissions.  Admission decisions are made on the basis of applicants' readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom.  It is equally important to understand parents’ educational philosophy and goals, to determine compatibily  with that of the School.  Acceptance is not on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Upon acceptance, parents are notified of either a start date or waiting pool status, based on expected classroom availability.

What are the tuition prices?
Please see our Tuition page for our tuition rates and fees.

What are your teacher - student ratios?

1 Adult to 6 Toddlers, 1 Adult to 15 Early Childhood (3-6 yrs.), 1 Adult to 15 Elementary (6-12yrs.)

Can my child come 2 or 3 days a week?
All of our programs are  5-days a week, consistent with Montessori philosophy, in which students feel ownership of their learning environment and a strong sense of belonging.

Do you have a Kindergarten program?
"Kindergarten" is a term used in conventional educational systems.   In Montessori, a student's final year in the Early Childhood program (age 5 by Sept. 1), serves as their most beneficial year and is commonly referred to as the "leadership year".

During this year, a strong sense of accomplishment emerges, stemming from increased responsibility, meaningful academic experiences  and refined social and emotional understanding.

Are meals included in the tuition price?
Nutritious breakfasts  and snacks are provided.  Lunch may either be purchased through a lunch catering company or brought from home.  The catered lunch program is seperate from tuition and handled directly through the provider.

At what age do you recommend starting a child in Montessori?
Montessori programs are available from birth through high school.  Each community or "level"  is designed around a 3-year multi-age span: Infant-Toddler, Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and so on.   The most ideal time to join is at the start of the three-year cycle.

At our school, our youngest community is the Toddler Community in which we accept children as young as 16 months of age.  Joining the Toddler Community at a younger age allows a child to experience the full benefit of the Toddler Community and to gain the confidence and independence needed to thrive within our Early Childhood Community.

Within the Early Childhood Community, age three is the ideal age to begin.  By the end of their final year in Early Childhood (age 6), they have constructed a framework of academic and social understanding  which prepares them to join our Elementary Community.

Is this a year-round school?
Our Schoo is open year-round.  The academic term is mid-August through May.  Summer programs are offered June through mid-August.

The school is closed 1 week prior to the start of school and 2 weeks during winter break.