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Admissions Process

CMS is fully enrolled at all levels for the 2022-2023 school year. We continue to take applications to our waiting pool and will review them if space allows.

  • The first step in the admissions process is to complete our online Inquiry Form. The Admissions Director will respond and work with you to schedule a Group Tour of the CMS Main Campus. At this time, all tours are outdoor only and masks are required. Tours offer adults the chance to learn about Montessori in general and about the authentic Montessori principles that we practice each day at CMS. We look forward to meeting you.

  • At the conclusion of a Group Tour, the admissions office will email with the link to our online admissions application. There is a non-refundable $55 fee due at the time of submission. If your child is 4 years of age or older, we request submission of previous school records (if applicable). If your child is applying to the Elementary Community or Adolescent Program, we require submission of a teacher referral with the application. Applications should also include any recent developmental evaluations and/or assessments.

    Applications received after January 31, 2022, may be reviewed based on enrollment availability per level. 

  • Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are not offering classroom observations at this time. 

  • Children ages 4 years and older may be invited for a classroom visit. The admissions director will be in touch to arrange these visits.

  • The first round of admissions notifications for the 2022-2023 academic year were made in February 2022.

    CMS will continue to accept applications and make offers of enrollment until spaces are full at all levels. If we are full, your child’s application will be placed in our waiting pool and you will be contacted if a space opens.

    If your child is offered enrollment to our program you will receive an enrollment letter and contract. Your child’s enrollment will be confirmed upon return of the signed electronic enrollment contract and non-refundable, $1,500 tuition deposit. 

    Admission to CMS is offered with the understanding that our AMI trained teachers will educate all children within the bounds of the Montessori pedagogy.

    Chesapeake Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CMS. CMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our education policies, admission policies, tuition assistance policies, and other school-administered programs.

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