Admissions Process

The Nursery accepts children from age 2 and the Children’s House from age 3, subject to a meeting with a teacher to determine their readiness. When enrolling students in the elementary program, priority is given first to those who have attended the primary program at Garden City Montessori School and, secondly to those who have attended other Montessori primary programs.

We ask that interested parents initially visit the school. Thoughtful observation in a class allows them the best opportunity to see what children do in this environment.  After observation, parents are given time to ask questions. Parents may then submit an application form (with a non-refundable Application Fee of £50).  Once we have received your application, your child will be invited to come and visit the environment with one of our teachers and a Parent Interview with the Head of School will be conducted. This will be an opportunity for families to further understand Montessori education. During this interview parents will be also given an opportunity to ask any further questions they may have and learn more about the Montessori philosophy and further discuss the admissions procedure.

If all is well, and an appropriate space is available, a welcome pack will be issued, which includes the enrolment forms that should be returned to the school with the £300 Enrolment Deposit.  When one term’s notice is handed to the school before withdrawal of your child, this deposit will be refunded after the child’s final term has been completed and after any outstanding invoices have been deducted.

We accept admissions at the beginning of each term, subject the outcome of the interview/assessment. If no spaces are available, your child will be added to the waiting list.

Learn more about our policies here or please contact us.