Application Process Timeline

Open House

We invite families to visit our school during two open houses typically held in November and January.  Meet our teachers and families and see firsthand what is so unique about a Montessori education. 

Classroom Observation

This is your opportunity to witness a bustling Montessori classroom in action. This half hour observation 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 are for parents only, and are scheduled by appointment with minimal notice required.


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.  A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is submitted on behalf of each applicant.  [click here for application]

New Applicant Visit

After parents submit an application for enrollment, a child’s visit is scheduled in February.  The purpose of this visit is to gain additional information about the family and child in order to make the best possible classroom placement decision.  Children visit in small groups with teachers while their parents speak with faculty and become more familiar with the school.

Prospective Parent Evening

This is the last part of the application process. It gives families an opportunity to meet with other families and the Head of School and have an open discussion where additional questions may be addressed. Attendance is required to complete the admissions process.


Acceptance letters are mailed in mid-March.  Successful applicants 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.

Parent Orientation

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.