Our admissions season for the 2022-2023 school year is underway. We invite you to attend one of our open houses. You can also go on a virtual tour of our school, both indoors and outdoors. We also ask that you fill out an inquiry form. Once you have submitted the form, we will contact you with more information about our school and the admissions process.
We schedule two open houses during the school year - typically 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.
This is your opportunity to view a Montessori classroom in action. We schedule 20-30 minute classroom observations that allow 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.
Please watch the primary and toddler videos to get an initial peek at a classroom in action.
Preference for admission is given to those families who apply prior to the application deadline period. After February, 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.
There is no child visit for toddlers. Toddlers who are accepting in the program will be visited at their home by our toddler teacher and assistant.
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.
Acceptance decisions will be made on or before the end of February for all applicants who have completed the steps in our admissions process. 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. New enrollees to our primary program will also be required to submit a deposit of $1,000 to be paid over the course of their child's first year in the primary program. This additional $1,000 will also 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.