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Admissions Process

Welcome to Greensboro Montessori School

Accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year! We encourage families interested in applying to take the first step in the process, which is to learn more through a virtual information session. We offer daily sessions at 9 a.m., and our director of admission, Rhea Egbert, is also available for personal calls.

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 2020-21

At this time we accepting applications for students to enroll midyear with limited availability in all three Toddler classes, some Primary (depending on age and enrollment,) Elementary and Junior High. Please contact Rhea Egbert, our director of admission, for more information.

Deadlines to Enroll Mid-year

Apply by December 1 to enroll in January 2021.
Apply by January 31 to enroll in February 2021.

What to do next:

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

  • Schedule your virtual information session
  • 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

  • Schedule your virtual information session
  • 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

  • Schedule your virtual information session
  • 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. Families with admitted students will receive 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.

Wait Pool versus Waitlist

When we have more applications than we have availability, we create a wait pool, rather than a waitlist. Should a space become available, We would look to the wait pool to find a potential applicant. When finding a new student to join a class, we consider which age and personality would best fit the classroom community. We also give priority to siblings of current Greensboro Montessori School students and students moving from another Montessori school. Applications in the wait pool can also be rolled over to the next academic year.

Working with Fillable PDF Forms

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  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 email your completed form to [email protected]