Admissions Process

CMS is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Due to the social distancing necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, our admissions process will be mostly virtual for the foreseeable future. Please contact our Admissions Office to learn more about the admissions process at this time.

CMS Admissions Process

  • The first step in the Admissions Process is to plan a visit!

    Click on our Visit Us page to contact our admissions office. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the first step in the admissions process is a short virtual tour. You will then be invited for an in-person, outdoor tour of campus with the admissions director. Virtual and in-person 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 tour, you will be sent 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 require 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.

  • Classroom observations are an essential step to ensure that your family is well-matched with our Montessori program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all observations will be virtual. The admissions director will be in touch to explain.

  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, all student visits will be virtual. The admissions director will be in touch to arrange these visits.

  • The first round of admissions notifications for the 2021-2022 academic year will be sent February, 20 2021. If your child is offered admission to our program you will receive an enrollment letter and contract. Your child’s enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of the enrollment contract and non-refundable, $1,500 tuition deposit. The enrollment contract and tuition deposit are due back to CMS within two weeks of the date of the offer of enrollment.

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

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

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