Admissions Dates & Deadlines for the 2018-19 School Year
March 1, 2019 — Application Deadline
March 1, 2019 — Financial Aid Application Deadline
March 1-30, 2019 — Parent Interviews & Child Visits Are Carried Out
March 30, 2019 — Admissions Decisions Are Emailed
April 15, 2019 — Enrollment Contracts Due
Montessori In Town admits children regardless of economic or social class, race, ethnic heritage, religious beliefs, or family structure. Montessori In Town offers Toddler (ages 14 months–2 ½ years), Primary (ages 2½–6+ years), and Elementary (ages 6–12 years) programs.
Schedule a Tour
The first step to the admissions process is to come and see the Montessori classroom in action. We request that prospective parents schedule a tour, which will include a classroom observation, or attend an Open House, as invited by Montessori In Town. Click here to schedule a tour.
Submit an Application
After your visit you will be offered an application form. Once you decide to apply, please complete the application, indicating for which program you are applying your child, and submit it to Montessori In Town with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are processed as they are received, however families are encouraged to submit applications early to allow ample time for the admissions process. If you are seeking academic admissions for the current school year, we recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience.
Upon receipt of your completed online application form, you will be contacted to schedule a parent interview and child visit. We request that both parents and/or guardians be present for the Parent Interview, if applicable. At the Primary level, we prefer that the child be at least 2 years 4 months for their child visit; the child visit is a one-on-one visit between the child and a Primary guide. Ideally a child enters the primary classroom between the ages of 2 ½ and 3 ½. For older children, transferring from a Montessori School, this visit will occur while class is in session. Elementary applicants are asked to bring a sample of work from their current school. In some cases we may request that a child return for a second visit.
Admissions decisions are made by the administrative staff in conjunction with the teaching staff. These decisions are based on an evaluation of the child’s visit, parent interview, school transcripts (if applicable), and the needs of the existing classes with regard to balance of age and sex. An acceptance email will include an enrollment contract and tuition payment plan. Upon receipt of this signed e-document and non-refundable tuition deposit (equal to one month’s tuition payment), Montessori In Town will secure a place for your child.
Families will receive a school calendar, parent handbook, and appropriate enrollment forms to be completed and returned to us prior to your child’s start date. Parents are required to read the parent handbook in its entirety and sign an agreement to adhere to the guidelines within. All enrollment forms, including immunization records, must be current and on file in our office in order for your child to begin school.
If your child has previously attended school, contact the Montessori In Town office to request the Authorization for Release of Information and Teacher Recommendation forms. These forms are required for all applicants to the Elementary level. Please submit these forms to the office at your child’s current school. These forms are required for a complete application packet and must be delivered directly from the school office to Montessori In Town in order to be considered valid.