Admissions Process

Our application process is designed to provide you and your family multiple opportunities to get to know our School. At the same time, the process also provides us similar opportunities to get to know you and your family. Once you have finished all three of the below steps in their entirety, the application process is complete.

Our brochures and website provide a wonderful glimpse of our School and the many benefits of a Montessori education, but nothing compares to exploring our classrooms and observing students in action. If you haven’t already attended an in-person or virtual tour of our School, please visit our "Schedule a Visit" page to find a time and meeting format that works best for you. We offer individual tours, virtual information sessions, and open house events.
Tell us about you and your family by completing an application for admission for your child or children. To apply online, click here to request an online application. To apply via paper, you may download, complete, print and return our printable application, along with a nonrefundable $75 fee per application, to Greensboro Montessori School, 2856 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27410. We also require supporting documents as part of the application process. Supporting documents vary by age.
  • Families applying for Toddler (18 months to 3 years old) must also submit a Toddler Development Form.
  • Families applying for Primary (3 to 6 years old including kindergarten) must also submit a Primary Development Form.
  • Families applying for Elementary or Junior High (first to ninth grades) must also submit:
    1. Teacher recommendation forms (K-1  Form or 2-9 Form);
    2. A Student Information Form, completed by the applicant in their own handwriting; and
    3. Records sent from their current school (applicant families may complete and submit this Records Request Form to their child's current school).
Spend time with us by attending a family meeting and scheduling a student visit (for applicants ages 3 and older). Personally meeting with you provides an incomparable opportunity for you to share your hopes, dreams, and concerns for your child or children. We also use this time to answer any questions you may have about the Montessori approach and the application process. Just like our Montessori curriculum, we take a developmental approach to the application process. The flow of your child’s application process — including the setting, timing, and duration of their student visit — will be based on their age.

Application Deadlines

We are accepting applications for students to enroll in the 2024-25 school year. The application process is complete once you have:

  1. Attended a virtual information session or toured the school;
  2. Submitted your written application, including all supporting documents; and
  3. Attended your family and student visits.

Please note, if we receive more applicants than availability for a particular classroom, age level, or division, we will create a wait pool. We've included more information on wait pools below.

We understand the application process can be complex. Please rely on our director of admission, Rhea Egbert, to support you throughout this journey. Never hesitate to pick up the phone or send her an email.

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 look to the wait pool to find an admitted student to join a class. When choosing a new student to enroll, we consider which student 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. Admitted students in the wait pool may also rollover their application to the next academic year.
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 email your completed form to Rhea Egbert.