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Admissions Process

Welcome to Greensboro Montessori School

Now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year! We encourage families interested in applying to take the first step in the process, which is to visit to our School. We offer weekly tours ever Wednesday at 9 a.m., and our director of admission, Rhea Egbert, is also available for individual tours. Campus visits include a conversation about our School, a tour of our 10-acre campus, and classroom observation.

Greensboro Montessori School seeks to enroll children from the toddler years through the ninth grade. We welcome and embrace diversity by providing a safe and supportive environment that is open and inclusive. Our community includes and is enhanced by people from many different cultures, races, nationalities, faiths, learning and physical abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and family constellations.

Applying for 2019-20

We are currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year, and our next admission deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019. After March 15 we will review applications, schedule family meetings with our director of admission, and classroom visits for students applying for Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Junior High. In the event we receive more applicants than spaces, we will create a wait pool for the particular classroom or division.

What to do next:

18-month- to 3-year-olds: Toddler

  • Visit the School
  • Submit your application and nonrefundable $75 application fee
  • Submit your Toddler Development Form
  • Meet with our director of admission with your child

3- to 6-year-olds (including rising kindergartners): Primary

  • Visit the School
  • Submit your application and nonrefundable $75 application fee
  • Submit your Primary Development Form
  • Schedule your family interview and student visit

First through Ninth grade: Elementary and Junior High

  • Visit the School
  • Submit your application and nonrefundable $75 application fee
  • Submit your school transcript and teacher recommendation forms
  • Schedule your family interview and two-day student visit

After families and students have visited the school, the admission committee will meet to review applicants’ information. The director of admission will contact each family personally, and then send an email, which will contain all information for enrollment including tuition payment options and enrollment contracts.

Students currently enrolled at Greensboro Montessori School, siblings of currently enrolled students, children of alumni, and Montessori transfer students are given preference in enrollment decisions. Admission decisions are based upon teacher interviews, class compositions, past and present recommendations from other schools, parental support, and commitment to our Montessori program.

Working with Fillable PDF Forms

Fillable PDF forms sometime open within an internet browser. Unfortunately, filling our fillable PDF forms within a browser is unreliable with your data sometimes getting lost in the saving and printing process. Rather than completing these forms in your browser, we recommend these steps.

  1. Download the form to your desktop.
  2. Open the form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Do not open the form in your browser. Instead, open Acrobat Reader program, click on file/open and locate the form saved on your desktop. Alternatively, you can right click on the form and choose to “Open With” Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  3. Fill out the form in Adobe Acrobat Reader. While you can complete a fillable PDF form while it is displayed in your internet browser, we strongly recommend that you not open fillable forms in your browser. You may have trouble printing and saving your completed forms from your browser.
  4. Save your completed PDF form to your desktop.
  5. Print, sign and return your completed form to the School. If you don’t have access to a printer, you may also email your completed PDF form as an attachment to gms@gms.org. We will print the file and have a copy waiting for you to sign in the front office.