Admissions

Admission Events

Attending a tour or joining us at our Open House is the first step of the application process, to learn more about our school and community. 
Register for an upcoming tour

Register for our OPEN HOUSE on January 27 (10 am - 12 pm)

Important Dates and Deadlines

October through  December: In-person Tours (required before application)

November 4, 2023 10am-12pm: In-Person Open House 

November through January: Applications accepted for the following fall

January 31, 2024: Application deadline for first round consideration

January 31, 2024:   Applications for tuition assistance due through Clarity

February 2024: Rolling invitations for student readiness visits begin near end of February

February, 28, 2024:  Re-enrollment contracts due for returning families and new siblings

March 1, 2024:  First set of acceptance notifications are communicated to new families

March 15, 2024: Enrollment contract and deposit due for any first round spaces offered within 10 days of offer

Any additional spaces that become available are offered from our wait pool throughout the spring and summer. 

Admissions Process 

Step 1: Prospective families look over the CFMS website. Please read Admissions Criteria below.

Step 2: Prospective parents attend one of several Tours or Open Houses scheduled October 2023 - January 2024 with Director of Student Support Kristi Medley.

Step 3: After the tour or Open House, submit an application for admission together with a $50 non-refundable application fee before January 31. Follow the Application Checklist for additional steps.

Step 4: If Tuition Assistance is needed, complete application through Clarity before January 31.

Step 5: In late February, some potential students are invited to do short school readiness visits. If more spaces become available, additional school visits are scheduled March-June. We typically have 8-10 spaces for children ages 2.5-4 in each of two Primary classrooms each year. 

Step 6: In early March the first round of spaces are offered to incoming families 

Step 7: Families of accepted students execute an enrollment contract with CFMS. Once a space is offered, parents have 10 days to return the signed contract and submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $1000, (discounted with need demonstrated through Tuition Assistance application). The contract covers tuition, fundraising, and co-op obligations. All required forms (health, emergency, etc.) must be on file, and all fees must be paid up to date, before the child starts school.

Admissions Criteria

Our admissions process prioritizes children between the ages of 2.5 and 4. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently and is able to leave the primary adult without difficulty is eligible for admission to the Primary class.

Children five years and older are admitted on a very limited basis, with priority given to children who have previously been enrolled in a Montessori school. For children wishing to join the Elementary Program, 1st and 4th grade are the most likely points of entry, as space is available. Our Adolescent Program entry point is at 7th Grade, with priority given to children who have previous Montessori experience.   

Christian Family Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, gender, national origin, age, or disability.