Thank you for your interest in eBridge Montessori School. Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions parents make for their children. We are committed to assisting prospective children and families during the admissions process and hope to help you make an informed decision about your child’s education.
Please take a look at our admission process and policy, sign up for a monthly parent group tour, or contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you and your child.
The following admission process is designed to give parents a clear and comprehensive view of Montessori education and our school. It also allows us to fully understand each family and child’s individual needs.
The infant and toddler Montessori communities and curriculum: video here
An Introduction to Montessori for the preschool to Kindergarten aged child: video here
Montessori Math for the 3 to 6 year old: video here
Parents may submit an online application form with a recent picture of their child and a $100.00 application fee (non-refundable) by click on button below.
After receiving the application form, we contact parents to set up a time for their child to visit a classroom. This visit takes place in the afternoon after our current students are dismissed. It is simply a time for your child to meet a teacher and do a few early activities with them. There is no screening or aptitude test involved. During the visit to a Primary class, a teacher will present a few activities for the child to see if they are ready and open to a Montessori environment. At this time, parents meet with an administrator to further discuss their admission needs in terms of educational goals and other considerations.
During an infant or toddler school visit an administrator will join the family in the classroom. The child will explore the classroom and interact with the teacher in the presence of the parents. The adult will have some quiet conversation to begin to get to know the child and family while the child explores.
If the child has attended another school or daycare center, parents should sign a Record and Information Release Form so that eBridge may obtain written assessments from the child’s previous schools for review during the admission process. We may request teacher recommendations when necessary.
Acceptance decisions will be made based on children’s readiness and families’ commitment to Montessori education. Once accepted, parents may use our Online Enrollment to fill out additional forms required by the state, sign the enrollment agreement, and confirm the tuition invoice.
Parents register their child by completing Online Enrollment, submitting $1000 tuition deposit and applicable tuition within two weeks. The tuition deposit will be applied to the last tuition payment when a child finishes the entire program. A child is fully registered after Online Enrollment and tuition deposit is submitted. If a parent has to withdraw a child from the program before completion of the program, the school requests at least TWO months written notice by filling out the withdrawal form in order to refund the tuition deposit.
Waiting List – When eBridge Montessori School has full enrollment, the applicant’s names are placed on a waiting list. As soon as space becomes available, we contact parents to start the admission process.
eBridge Montessori School does not discriminate against any student or family on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, or sexual orientation in the admission process to the school and any school-administered programs.
Based on the state regulation, we may take infants beginning at six weeks, toddlers from fifteen months old; primary from two years and nine months old; and elementary from six years old.
A child’s toilet training status is not an eligibility requirement for primary program enrollment. Children can be either fully toilet trained or in the middle of toilet training process. All primary children should wear underwear, instead of diapers or pullups, when they start the primary program.
Infants and toddlers may sign up for 4 or 5 half or full days per week; preschool and preK students may attend 5 half or full days per week; Kindergarten and elementary students should attend 5 full days per week.
The school administrators and teaching staff work together to make admission decisions. We take into consideration each child’s openness to and readiness for the prepared environment as well as prospective parents’ commitment to complete a Montessori education. Placement in a classroom is based on the needs of the classes with regard to balance of age, gender and ethnic diversity.
It is in the best interest of children and essential to a Montessori education that families allow children to complete their kindergarten year in a Montessori environment and take the full benefit of Montessori education. Occasionally if enrolled very young in primary, a child may stay in their classroom for four years in order to be fully prepared to transition to an elementary environment. We strive to work with families who are willing to commit to a partnership with us to provide their children the best possible Montessori experience.
In each classroom as children get older they are able to take on new roles and benefit from learning and teaching in the mixed age group. When children complete their kindergarten year in a Montessori classroom, they have the opportunity to develop their leadership skill, refine their skills through repetition and to see familiar ideas from new perspectives.
Tuition and Fees
eBridge Montessori School offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of families and children, including early care (from 8:00am to 8:30am), after-school care (from 3pm to 6pm), and part-time schedules (attending four to five days). We serve children from infant, toddler, preschool, PreK, Kindergarten and Elementary.
If you like to know tuition information based on the programs you are interested, please fill out the online inquiry form!
To support families who are interested in Montessori education and with financial challenges, we accept state voucher and offer financial assistance.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about tuition:
We believe that every child deserves a high quality Montessori education and hope that children enrolled in our program will have the opportunity to complete the program. We offer tuition assistance to families who are committed to Montessori education and can demonstrate financial need.
As our budget for financial assistance is limited, we only offer financial assistance to children in the primary and elementary program. Priority is given to families with two or more children enrolled in the full day program at eBridge. The financial assistance decision is made on a yearly basis. Families interested in financial assistance should contact the school and apply annually.