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Admissions FAQ

What is The Montessori Schools application process?

Please fill out an inquiry form. After completing your inquiry form, you will receive an email with our eBrochure and a link to our online application. Once we have received your complete application, we will invite you and your child to the school for an interview. To apply for the 2017 academic year, click HERE. To apply for the 2018 academic year, click HERE.

What is the age cut-off?

The Montessori Schools do NOT have a hard cut-off date for admission applications based on age. Because the Montessori curriculum allows it and since we move children who are developmentally ready to the older Primary Program throughout the course of the year, we will admit children who turn 2 years old (or 18 months at SoHo) after our scheduled start and throughout the academic year. That is to say, if your child turns 2 years of age (or 18 months for SoHo) after September 1st (either at the end of the year or even as late as January of the following year), you can still apply and you may be admitted to The Montessori Schools as a late-start student. A seat for your child will be reserved and he/she may start on or after their 2nd birthday (or when they turn 18 months old at SoHo). We are always striving to create environments with a complete age range as that best supports the Montessori curriculum and all the children within a given classroom. The fluid Montessori Pedagogy ensures that late-start students can assimilate into the classroom with little difficulty and no interruption to the class as a whole.

Are recommendations required?

Yes. Applicants who are currently attending an Early Childhood program or other organized group should give signed copies of the Teacher/Mentor Evaluation form to the applicant's current teacher/mentor.

Applicants who have no prior schooling or participation in an organized group should have someone who knows your child, but who is not a family relation, provide a letter of recommendation.

Do you offer financial aid?

The school encourages families who may not be able to afford the full tuition to apply for financial assistance. Eligibility is determined by the school's Financial Aid Committee, in consideration of a completed evaluation by TADS, and of the school's available resources. Financial aid applications are available on www.tads.com.

What is the application process for international students?

The admission process for international applicants is the same as for other students except that instead of an initial home interview we schedule a Skype interview. Acceptances are conditional until the family completes their move to the USA and participates in an in-person follow-up interview.

What is Early Decision?

The early decision program is intended for families who know that The Montessori Schools (Flatiron or SoHo) are their first choice school. There will be two rounds of early decision acceptance notifications. First round of acceptances will be announced on November 13th, 2017 and the second round will be on December 6th, 2017. If you choose to take advantage of the early decision program, deposits will be due at the time of acceptance. If you do not want to take part in the early decision program, the regular acceptance notifications will be released on March 1st, 2018. Financial aid applicants are not eligible to participate in the early decision program.

What is the Early Decision and Regular Decision application deadline?

Wednesday, November 30th 2017

What happens when my child is accepted?

When families receive an acceptance notification, the enrollment agreement and a $10,000 tuition deposit are due within seven days from the notice of acceptance. We are unable to hold a seat for your child if the agreement and deposit is not paid within the seven day period.

At what age are modern languages introduced?

In the Primary Program, Spanish language classes are integrated into the Montessori classroom curriculum in the afternoon. The focus is on conversation and culture.

What is the exmissions process?

The lower school admissions process is a shared responsibility of the Head of School, Education Director, and an exmissions consultant. The Head of School, Education Director, and consultant meet with each family to discuss appropriate options and explain how the process works. Throughout the year, they are in communication with the on-going schools and with the parents of the applicants.

What is the school’s schedule?

Toddler Half Day

  • Flatiron campus starting age: 2 years
  • SoHo campus starting age: 18 months

Our Toddler Half Day program is a five day a week program from 8:30am-11:30am. Children arrive at 8:30, change into their indoor shoes, and begin their Montessori lessons. Mid-morning, a healthy snack is provided by the school. Afterward, children engage in music and indoor or outdoor playtime. Dismissal is prior to lunch at 11:30am. The Toddler Half Day program has limited enrollment.

Toddler Full Day:

  • Flatiron campus starting age: 2 years
  • SoHo campus starting age: 18 months

Our Toddler Full Day program is a five day a week program from 8:30am-3:00pm. Children arrive at 8:30, change into their indoor shoes, and begin their Montessori lessons. Mid-morning, a healthy snack is provided by the school. Afterward, children engage in music and indoor or outdoor playtime followed by lunch. Children nap in the afternoons. After waking, they continue Montessori or movement lessons. Dismissal is at 3:00pm.

Primary (3-6s both campuses):

Our Primary program is a five day a week program from 8:30am-3:00pm. Children arrive at 8:30am, change into their indoor shoes, and begin their Montessori work period. Mid-morning, a healthy snack is provided by the school. Afterward, children engage in music and indoor or outdoor playtime followed by lunch. Young children nap in the afternoons. After waking, children participate in Spanish language enrichment. Non-nappers continue Montessori lessons and Spanish enrichment in the afternoons. Dismissal is at 3:00pm.

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