Admissions

“Thank you for being such a wonderful positive light in our children’s lives!” —MSN Parent

Our Admissions Process

Our admissions process is focused on giving each parent multiple opportunities to experience what our school would be like for their child and family. Our school’s mission is to work with all students to guide them on the path to becoming effective, self-directed learners who are caring and confident in participating in their communities. While the Montessori method works for children—quiet or fiery, verbal- or tactile-leaning learners—the Montessori classroom affords the time and resources to help each child find their path and balance in a social academic setting.

Application guide:

1. Contact our Head of School at the bottom of this page

2. Browse our virtual touring materials

3. Request an application form

How to visit:

Currently we are making virtual tour materials available to browse our classrooms and programs from the comfort and safety of home:

Children’s House

  • Children’s House Program Presentation
  • Virtual Lesson with Lead Teacher Ellen Rosati

Elementary

  • Upper Elementary Program Presentation
  • Lower Elementary Classroom Tour
  • Lower Elementary Program Presentation

Middle School

  • Middle School Program Presentation
  • Middle School Classroom Tour

In-person visits are currently on hold:

Tours: Tours occur throughout the year on an individual and group basis. Tours are for adults and include time for observation in the classrooms and conversation with our Director of Admissions. School day tours provide a wonderful view into the multi-age Montessori classroom in action.

Open Houses: We hold three open houses a year, two on a weekend day and one on a weekday evening. Open Houses provide you with the opportunity to explore our buildings and grounds. We encourage you to wander the classrooms and speak with faculty and staff to learn more about Montessori education.

Child Visits: A visit for your child will be scheduled once an application is on file with our Admissions Office. Young children will visit with a parent for a tour and play time in a classroom for about 30-45 minutes. Children applying to our elementary programs will visit on their own for a full morning or full day session as scheduling allows.

Financial Aid Program

The school administers an in-house financial aid program. To apply, families submit an application to TADS. The applications must be completed by February 1 for first-round consideration. Applications received after that date will only be considered if funds are still available. As part of the application process, you will also need to upload the prior year’s tax return to the TADS website. TADS analyzes your financial information, develops a recommendation of how much you can afford to contribute toward tuition, and sends this to the school (remember to designate MSN as a report recipient). The following links will take you to the actual application.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the application or process.

Awards are based on the overall need for the coming year and the resources available. Please be sure to submit your application to TADS by February 1 so we can consider it in the first round. We do accept applications after that date, but our pool of remaining funds may be limited. Once awards are made, parents are notified and contracts are issued reflecting the financial aid awards.

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