During this time of social distancing and remote learning, we adapted our admissions process to a virtual one. The health and safety of our community is paramount and we will open our doors to interested families once it is safe to do so.
We invite you to go on a virtual tour of our school, both indoors and outdoors. We also ask that you fill out an inquiry form. Our admissions coordinator will then contact you directly to talk more about our school and the admissions process.
We typically schedule two open houses during the school year - in November and January. During these open houses, families have an opportunity to meet with our teachers, our admissions coordinator, our head of school and current families to see firsthand what is so unique about a Montessori education. Due to the pandemic, our open houses have been virtual. At this point in the 2021-2022 admissions season, our open houses have ended. We look forward to holding open houses in the fall of 2021 and are hopeful that they will be in person.
This is your opportunity to view a Montessori classroom in action. When it is safe to do so, we will schedule a 30 minute observation that allows you to see the environment and the curriculum up close so that you may truly assess whether a Montessori education is right for your child. Following your observation, you will meet with the head of school where you can discuss your observations and ask questions about how your child would adapt to a Montessori classroom. Observations and meetings with our head of school are scheduled by appointment with the admissions coordinator and will be virtual until it is safe to open our school and classrooms.
Please watch the primary and toddler videos to get a taste of a classroom in action.
Preference for admission is given to those families who apply prior to the application deadline period. After March, applications will be considered on a rolling basis and all applicants will be added to our waiting pool and contacted should a suitable spot open up. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is submitted on behalf of each applicant.
After parents submit an application for enrollment in our primary program, a 15 minute child’s visit is scheduled. The purpose of this visit is to gain additional information about your family and child in order to make the best possible classroom placement decision.
Elementary aged children who have submitted an application will spend several hours in either the lower or upper elementary classroom.
This part of the application process gives families an opportunity to gather with other prospective families and the head of school to have an open discussion about our school and a Montessori education. Attendance at this event is required to complete the admissions process. Until we can open our doors, this parent evening will be a virtual event.
Acceptance letters are mailed in early March and we request a response prior to the end of March. Applicants who accept admission will be required to complete an enrollment contract and provide a non-refundable deposit of $500. For enrollees in the primary program, this deposit will be applied to the kindergarten year tuition.
Following enrollment, a new parent orientation is scheduled in late spring to welcome families to the Adams Montessori School community. New families are welcomed by host families to help make a smooth transition. In the fall, new children are gradually introduced into the classroom community with shortened days during the first week.