We are currently enrolling students for Fall 2022!

This Month we are hosting a Virtual Open House on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 1:30-3:00pm

Open House Sign Up 

Limited openings may be available in some classrooms for 2021-22; complete an inquiry form to learn more

For the 2021-22 school year and beyond, we are offering educational opportunities for our students in-person five days a week from 15 months through 8th grade. To get to know us better, we offer virtual information sessions beginning in October. If you are interested in signing up for a virtual info session, please click here to fill out our Inquiry Form. We look forward to meeting you! 

Toddler Community (ages 15-36 months – resuming in 2021-22): This program is 5 days per week with half day (8am-12pm) and full day options (8am-3pm).  Children enter the program between 15 and 30 months of age with 2 months of walking experience. The Toddler program will not be operating for the 2020-2021 school year, but will be returning in 2021-2022. 

Children’s House (ages 2 1/2-6 years): This program is also 5 days per week with half day (8am-12pm) and full day options (8am-3pm); children age 5 and up at the start of the school year must enroll in the full day program. Children entering our preschool program are toilet trained, and enter the classroom between 2 ½  and 3 ½ years of age. Children older than 3 ½ without previous Montessori experience may be considered on an individual basis, if space permits.

Children’s House is a three (or four) year program, depending upon the child’s age when first enrolled. The integrity of the program depends upon the consistency and continuity of the classroom community throughout this entire multi-year period. The child’s final year of Children’s House is their Kindergarten year. Each child’s completion of the entire program is important to the whole group, and an integral component to the overall success of the Children’s House community. 

Elementary & Adolescent Programs (grades 1-8, ages 6-14 years): Children entering the Elementary or Adolescent programs should have completed at least one year of previous Montessori education. Children without one year of previous Montessori experience may be considered on an individual basis, if space permits. A child must be 6 years of age or older by September 1st to enter the Elementary program. Before transferring to MCMS from another school, we will request a copy of your student’s records and a teacher recommendation from the student’s current school. Students will be invited to visit the classroom once all records are received and reviewed.

At MCMS, our elementary program is comprised of two three-year age groupings: Lower Elementary, serving grades 1-3, and Upper Elementary, serving grades 4-6. The integrity of each program depends upon the consistency and continuity of the classroom community throughout this entire three year period. Each student’s completion of the three-year cycle is important to the whole group, and an integral component to the overall success of the classroom. Similarly, the Adolescent Community serves grades 7 and 8, and completion of both years is critical to all of the students’ academic and social growth and development.


Steps in Our Admissions Process:

  1. Learn about us! We suggest families review information on our website about our programs, tuition and financial aid, and our calendar, and become familiar with the Montessori method at various ages. 

  2. Attend an Information Session*. Fill out our Inquiry Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Typically we host online informational sessions for prospective families most weeks mid-October through mid-July. These virtual sessions give you an introduction to our school and Montessori philosophy for those wanting to learn more.
  3. Schedule a visit*. After attending an informational session, you will be invited to visit the school for an observation, tour, and question and answer session. Plan to spend about 90 minutes at the school to see our classrooms and have questions answered. 

  4. Apply to MCMS. After your visit, fill out an application form and and submit it to us with your $100 non-refundable application fee.

    If your student is applying to join our Elementary or Adolescent program, you will be asked to complete a school record release form in addition to your application. This allows us to obtain your child’s records from their current school. Once we have reviewed these records, we will invite your child to visit their prospective classroom so they can see for themselves what MCMS is like. These shadow days are not optional but are a crucial way for your child to get to know us, and for us to observe your child to determine if our environment will be an appropriate fit.

  5. Financial Aid is available. If you would like to learn more about the application for Financial Aid, please visit the Financial Assistance section of our website. Applications for enrollment must be submitted prior to applying for financial aid.

  6. Join the Community! Once your application is approved, we will email you an offer of enrollment with an Enrollment and Tuition Contract. When you sign and return your contract with a deposit (refundable after the contract period) to reserve a space for your child, you become part of the MCMS student and family community.

    If a space is not immediately available for your child, you may be placed in a wait pool and offered enrollment once space is available, which may occur mid-year. We hope you can join our joyful community of learners.

We find that our community is stronger when both parents (where applicable) are involved in the admissions process. Ideally, both parents would attend the in-person visit without their child; if that is not possible, we would ask that the non-attending parent attend a virtual information session.


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Questions?

Contact us to request further information at admissions@madisoncommunitymontessori.org.