Initial contact

Montessori schools are not franchised institutions and every school operates independently. Many Montessori schools interpret and implement the Montessori Method differently. For this reason, Mountain Shadows Montessori School encourages parents to visit our school as part of the application process. Parents submit an inquiry form to arrange a tour to visit our campus and learn more about our programs.


After visiting our school, parents may complete an Application for Admission. The application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. For families relocating to our region, an application may be completed and mailed (including application fee) prior to arrival.

Enrollment Criteria

The following criteria for enrolling children must be met so that we fulfill our academic mission:

  • Young Child’s Community applicants must be sturdy walkers upon enrollment. A meeting with the Head of School and a Young Child’s Community teacher may be advised.
  • Primary aged children must be using the toilet and be able to go back and forth to the bathroom independently and must be 2 1/2 years old.
  • Elementary aged children are invited to spend a half day (morning through after lunch recess) so the teachers may gently evaluate applicants in our classroom environments.

Key forms: