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.

  • 1. Schedule a Parent Observation Visit

    By spending some time at our school observing children of the same age range as your child, parents get an opportunity to observe the classroom, the teachers and the children’s learning experience.

    Parent observations are followed by a tour of the campus and an important meeting with our administration which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and go over the remaining steps in the Admissions Process.

    Please contact the school to schedule your Parent Observation Visit by calling:  540.253.5025

    or, if you prefer, CLICK HERE to fill out and submit a form to help you to Schedule Your Parent Observation VISIT.

  • 2. Submit an Application

    During your parent observation meeting with our administration, you will be provided with an admissions 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

    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 the child visit 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