Our Admissions Process

Although many of our children enroll for the following fall, Mountainside Montessori admits children on a rolling basis as space becomes available. We admit children of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  Our admissions process is designed to give you the chance to learn more about our school and our Montessori philosophy. During this time of social distancing, we have modified our admissions process somewhat. However, we would still like to provide every opportunity for you to learn about Mountainside and what we do here.

  • 1. Schedule a Parent Phone Conference

    By spending some time speaking with one of our administration staff, you will get an idea of how a typical day unfolds for the children who attend Mountainside. There is also ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Montessori in general, the Mountainside community in particular, and those specific to your child’s needs.

    As a follow up to the Phone Conference, our Head of School is available to provide a campus tour for those who would like one. Strict Social Distancing procedures will be followed for the duration of the visit.

    Please contact the school to schedule your Parent Phone Conference by emailing to: office@mountainsidemontessori.com. Please allow 24 hours for handling of your request.

  • 2. Submit an Application

    Please return this form as soon as possible with a $125 application fee so that you and your child can move to the next step in the application process.

  • 3. Child Visit for Students 5 years and older - This step is currently being waived due to COVID-19.

    After your application and fee have been received, we will invite you and your 5 year old (or older) child to spend some time with us in the classroom environment.

  • 4. Acceptance and Welcome

    Subsequent to receipt of your application, we will notify your family of acceptance.

    Now you and your child are ready to begin a wonderful new part of your lives.  The Mountainside Montessori years are full of growth, learning, self-direction, and community that will form a wonderful foundation for your child and your family.

2020-2021 Tuition Rates

Below are annual tuition rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. Tuition can be paid in a lump sum or spread across the year in monthly installments. Sibling discounts are available for families with multiple children attending Mountainside.

  • Toddler, half day (18 months-3 years old): $5,500
  • Primary, half day (3-4 years old): $6,600
  • Primary, full day (5-6 years old): $8,800
  • Elementary (6-12 years old): $11,000
  • Adolescent (13-15 years old): $13,200
  • Extended day care: $6.75/hr with a signed contract; $9.25/hr drop-in