The Montessori Program is divided into age spans that encompass three years: ages 3- 6, 6-9, 9-12. The classes are integrated with children of these age spans. For the Primary Program children as young as 2 years 7 months can begin their Montessori experience. The child remains in the same classroom and community of children, with the same Teacher for the three year span.
The Kindergarten year is the most crucial to complete. During this year the child becomes a critical thinker, a peaceful leader and engages in a thirst for knowledge and self direction. Children who complete this year bring together all of the experiential learning that has taken place over the two previous years. They are extremely well prepared academically, very adaptable, self disciplined, maintain incredible self confidence and have adopted a life long love of learning, whether staying at the Garden at continue on the Elementary Program or moving on to public or Parochial school.
Parents are invited to call the school to schedule an observation while a class is in session. Observations take approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Please make child care arrangements for your child so you are free to ask questions and focus on the classroom activities.
Enrollment Applications for Admission are accepted at any time and must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee.
Enrollment is determined by returning students, siblings and new student applications. As much as possible great consideration is given to ensure proper age and gender distribution in each classroom.
Prospective students are invited to visit a classroom for a short visit with the teacher in March or April. Once enrollment contracts are offered, they must be returned to the school within 10 business days along with a $300 non-refundable deposit. This fee is applied to the tuition.
The Garden Montessori School accepts students, faculty and staff regardless of race, national origin or religious beliefs. A racial and ethnic mixture is considered important to the health of the school and to the full social development of the child.
New Child Questionnaire
Application for Enrollment
Emergency Contacts Form
Primary Parent Volunteer Form
Elementary Parent Volunteer Form
"Our aim is not merely
to make the child understand,
and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core."