Application Process

How to Apply to Children’s Garden Montessori School


Before applying, we invite interested parents to attend an Open House Parent Preview. Prospective parents may also wish to observe a classroom in action. See Open House and Observations for registration information.

Step 1: Come to an Open House, which includes a presentation, viewing of the school and time to discuss with admissions staff, teachers and other parents. Parents only; registration is required.

Step 2 (optional): For parents who have attended an Open House presentation, we invite you to come for a classroom  observationObservations are by appointment.

Step 3: Applications for the enrollment lottery will be available online November 1, 2018. The deadline for applying is February 15, 2019 to be included in the lottery for the school term beginning Fall of 2019. Applications received after February 15 will be added to 2nd round wait-lists.

Apply – Waitlists & Lottery

Enrollment is open to children 18 months through Kindergarten age, with the application process beginning in the fall prior to the year of desired enrollment.  Upon receipt of your application and a non-refundable application fee children’s names are placed in age and gender based lottery pools. Enrollment offers are made through this lottery system.

  • Applications received by February 15 are sorted by program, gender and 10 different age groups; a lottery is conducted for each group.
  • Lottery ordered numbers are assigned to each child and within their age/gender group.
  • Notification letters with the numbers for each child are sent by March 15th.
  • Offers are then made using these lists as they come open throughout the enrollment period March through May as well as through the summer and ensuing school year if space opens.
  • Lottery applicant enrollment offers have 24 hour hold time before the space is offered to the next applicant on the list.
  • Parents should plan to visit the school before the March lottery
  • Applications received after the lottery deadline are applied to round 2 wait-lists. Round 2 enrollment offers are on a first-come basis; no hold time for offers.

After your school visit please complete and submit the application online. Payment may be made through PayPal account or credit card.

Application fee: $65  There is no application fee for children for whom you are reapplying.

If you have further questions contact Jamie Boes, Admissions Director at