Admission Process

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.

1. Join Monthly Parent Group Tour Prospective parents are invited to a monthly parents group tour to see the school. Here is the schedule of the tour:
Preschool parent tour: the first Monday (4:30pm to 5:45pm) and the first Friday (9:30am to 11:00am) of each month;
Infant and toddler parent tour: the third Monday (4:30pm to 5:30pm) and the third Friday (9:30am to 11:00am) of each month.

Parents group tours are an opportunity for parents to visit classrooms, learn about the Montessori curriculum and become acquainted with our school. Parents’ group tours are for parents ONLY. Parents should make a reservation for the tour by calling our office at 508-366-9288.

2. Observe a Class After attending a parent group tour, prospective parents should schedule a classroom observation. Parent observations are half-hour sessions that take place in the morning while both half-day and full-day children are working in the classroom. It is important for parents to observe classes in session to better understand Montessori education.

3. Apply 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 this link: Online Application.

4. Visit with your child 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 the Head of School to further discuss their admission needs in terms of educational goals and other considerations.

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.

5. Enroll  We contact parents within two weeks of a child’s visit with our admission decision. If accepted, parents may use our Online Enrollment to fill out additional forms required by the state, sign the eBridge enrollment agreement, and confirm the tuition invoice.

6. Register 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 kindergarten 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 kindergarten 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.