Admissions FAQ

What is the youngest age my child can start?

Children start in the Children’s House at the age of 3. On some occasions, we can accommodate a child who is 2.5 years-old with an early start. This early start will result in four years within the Children’s House instead of three.

Can my child start midyear?

Though not as common, we do have students, particularly transfer students, who start mid-year.

Do you have before and after school care?

No, we do not offer before or after school care. However, we do offer an After-School Enrichment Program to our Elementary Students.

How many days a week do children come to school?

All of our students, age 3 – 12, attend school 5 days a week. You can find more details about student hours on our Affording MSB page, and our Children’s House page.

How long will my 3 year-old be at school?

Children around the age of 3 begin school in the morning program, ending at 11:30. Once a child is ready to stay for lunch, around the age of 4, they may remain at school until 12:30. MSB is licensed as a school, not a child care facility. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted to stay longer than four hours. Once a child turns 5 they may join the extended day program which ends at 2:45.

What are school hours?

MSB is open from 8:00am to 4:00 pm throughout the school year.

How can I visit the school?

If you are interested in an official tour of MSB look out for a Campus Tour date. You should see dates posted in a widget to the right. We also encourage you to attend an evening Informational Event or one of our monthly Montessori Explorations Events held the first Friday of the month from September through May at 8:30am. Alternatively, contact us for opportunities. It is often difficult to tour our classrooms, but don’t hesitate to stop by our main office if you have questions.

How much is tuition?

Check out our Affording MSB page for current tuition details.

I know you fill up early, how soon can I apply?

We encourage families to apply a full year in advance of their child’s 3rd birthday. Yes, it seems a bit crazy to apply for pre-school when your child is 2. However, there’s no time like the present to introduce your child to the compass that will guide their future. We really are that good!

How many children do you admit each year?

Every year about 30 children begin as 3 year olds in our Primary Program – 5 boys and 5 girls in each of our three classrooms. Openings are first given to siblings of current students.

When will I know if there is an opening for my child?

Acceptance letters for new, incoming 3 year-olds are generally sent in Mid-February.

Are there many openings for 4 to 12 year-olds?

Unfortunately, opportunities for children over 3 are not as common, as we do not experience much attrition. Because of our unique program, priority is given to children with previous Montessori experience. That said, we do not want to discourage your interest. If we could admit everyone we would! However, we do want to stress that these opportunities are limited.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes. Families with more than one child enrolled at MSB will receive a 15% tuition discount for every additional child enrolled.