The Montessori School campus is currently closed through April 20, 2020 as mandated by the Governor of Connecticut to close all Connecticut schools, certain non profits and non essential businesses. We are certainly available by email and phone and are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
For Admissions questions, please click here to email our Admissions Director, Ashley Grob, or click here for Admissions Forms. Our Admissions Director will respond to you within 24 hours Monday-Friday. We appreciate your interest and look forward to connecting with you!
Welcome to The Montessori School!
We look forward to introducing you to our vibrant Montessori School community.
Prospective Parent Visits offer interactions with our Staff, current parents and students and include a classroom observation. We host a comprehensive collection of Parent Education events, classes and workshops throughout the year, many of which are open to prospective parents.
We host Observation Mornings for prospective parents on a weekly basis during the school year. In the summer, there is ample opportunity to meet with staff and tour our facility. These visits offer an overview of Montessori philosophy, an opportunity to observe in a classroom (when school is in session) and gather for a Q&A. Please click here to email or call the Admissions Office, to schedule a visit.
As we consider the entry and placement of new students, we are most interested in supporting the developmental needs of each individual. Providing a holistic approach to child development is at the heart of an authentic Montessori education and we believe that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. At The Montessori School, each Lead Teacher is AMI Montessori trained and certified to teach a specific level; and every classroom has been masterfully designed and prepared to serve each child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs during a particular phase of development.
So that we may understand more about your child, we invite your family to join us in a Learning Partnership. It is important that we learn about your child’s needs and interests as well as your family values. We recognize and value the importance of helping parents understand the Montessori philosophy and approach to education. This mutual learning and understanding is the foundation for a strong relationship on behalf of your child. I look forward to beginning our Learning Partnership.
Application - Completion of the Online Inquiry and Application will formalize your place in our Admissions Process. The information that you provide allows us to learn important details about your child and your family.
Formal Observation - Prospective Parents are required to observe in a classroom as part of the Admissions Process. We offer Parents the opportunity to visit The Montessori School on most Thursday mornings (9 – 10:30 am). At this time you will have the opportunity to tour the school, observe in a classroom, and participate in a follow-up discussion. Having the opportunity to observe students and teachers interacting with one another and the environment allows one to experience the Montessori approach up close!
Family Interview - Following the completion of both the Application and Formal Observation, your family will be invited for an interview with a classroom teacher. At this time, your child will have the opportunity to explore the environment as guided by a Montessori trained teacher. The connection between parents, child, and teacher is very important. This visit will allow you time to experience the Montessori environment and method through your child’s eyes; and also allow us time to assess your child’s developmental needs and readiness.
Following your Family Interview, we will share relevant feedback and observations as well as discuss next steps toward admission. We value every relationship that is formed with each family, and we are delighted to partner with you in support of your child reaching his/her full potential as a developing human being.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Director of Admissions
It is often said that Montessori is more than an approach to education -- it is a way of life.
We are delighted by your interest in our school and look forward to coming to know you
along the way of our admission process.