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admission

St. Helena Montessori adheres strictly to a policy of non-discrimination, and no child will be refused admission solely on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin. Children are accepted from the age of 18 months though 3 years for our Toddler Community, 2 ½ years through 6+ years for the Primary Class, 6+ through 12 years for Elementary, and 12 through 15 for the Adolescent Program. Children are accepted to St. Helena Montessori as space is available, with all admissions decisions made at the discretion of the Head of School in concert with class directors/directresses. If a student meets admissions criteria but no space is available, he/she will be placed on a wait list.  Admissions decisions will be rolling starting in February, with priority given to those applications received before February 1.

application process

Please submit an inquiry to the school office here. We will be in touch with you shortly after your inquiry.  Please review our initial information packet or request a hard copy from our office.  Once you have had a chance to look through this information, and visit our campus, we invite you to complete the application form.

toddler

  • After reviewing the information packet, interested families should contact the school to arrange an initial conversation with the Head of School and to schedule a school observation. Observations are typically scheduled Monday-Friday between 8:45-10:15am.  The purpose of this visit is to inform the parents of all aspects of the program. This meeting is for adults only.
  • apply-buttonAfter this initial visit, please complete and submit the application (if you prefer a hard copy you may obtain one from our office).
  • Upon receipt of a completed application and application fee, the school will schedule an interview in which both parents will meet with the Head of School. The purpose of this interview is to determine the child’s readiness for the program and gain a greater understanding of how the parents and the school can work together to meet the developmental needs of the child.
  • After this interview (provided there is an opening), a meeting or a school visit may be scheduled for the child with the Toddler Directress, followed by a home visit.
  • Following these interviews you will be notified in writing of our admission decision.

primary

  • After reviewing the information packet, interested families should contact the school to arrange an initial conversation with the Head of School and to schedule a Primary classroom observation. Observations are typically scheduled Monday-Friday between 8:45-10:15am.  The purpose of this visit is to inform the parents of all aspects of the program. This meeting is for adults only.
  • apply-buttonAfter this initial visit, please complete and submit the application (if you prefer a hard copy you may obtain one from our office).
  • Upon receipt of a completed application and application fee, the school will schedule an interview in which both parents will meet with the Head of School. The purpose of this interview is to determine the child’s readiness for the program and gain a greater understanding of how the parents and the school can work together to meet the developmental needs of the child.
  • After this interview (provided there is an opening), a meeting or a classroom visit may be scheduled for the child with the Class Director/Directress.
  • Following these interviews you will be notified in writing of our admission decision.

elementary

  • After reviewing the information packet, interested families should contact the school to arrange an initial conversation with the Head of School and to schedule a time to observe an Elementary classroom. Observations are typically scheduled Monday-Friday, between 8:45-10:15am. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the parents of all aspects of the program.  This meeting is for adults only.
  • apply-buttonAfter this initial visit, please complete and submit this application (if you prefer a hard copy you may obtain one from our office).  We also request that you submit whatever school records are available from your child’s current school.
  • Upon receipt of a completed application and application fee, the school will contact you to schedule a second meeting with the Head of School and (provided there is an opening) at least one “shadow” day for the student.
  • After your child has visited the school, the school will contact you for a final interview with the Head of School.
  • Following these interviews you will be notified in writing of our admission decision.

adolescent program

  • After reviewing the information packet, interested families should contact the school to arrange an initial conversation with the Adolescent Program Director or Lead Teacher.  The purpose of this meeting is to inform the parents of all aspects of the program.
  • apply-buttonAfter this initial visit, please complete and submit the application (if your prefer a hard copy you may obtain one from our office).  We also request that you submit whatever school records are available from your child’s current school.
  • Upon receipt of the completed application and application fee, the school will contact you to schedule two further interviews with the program Director, one with the student and one with the parents.
  • Following these interviews you will be notified in writing of our admission decision.

2017-18 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Annual Registration Fee: $250

Tuition Fees:

Half Day Toddler: $9,000
Half-Day Primary Students (5 days per week, 8:45 am – 12 pm): $8,125
Full-Day Primary Students: $11,475
Elementary Students: $12,100
Adolescent Program Students: $16,215 (does not include annual trip)
Lunch Period Fee (option for Half-day Primary students, 12 – 1 pm): $8/day

Financial Aid
Financial aid is awarded on a basis of need, order of request, and availability of funds. Applications are evaluated by FACTS and the Tuition & Financial Aid Committee of the Board of Directors of the school. Please click here to apply for financial aid.