Applying to Gloria Dei Montessori

Gloria Dei Montessori School accepts any child whose family is interested in Montessori education as an approach to life whenever space and classroom ratios permit. We give enrollment priority to siblings of children already enrolled at the School. We accept applications throughout the year, and enroll based on:

  • The ratio of girls to boys
  • The balance of ages in each classroom
  • The child’s position in his or her family
  • The specific needs of each child
  • The earliest date of applications received
  • The philosophical fit between family and school.

We do not discriminate in the enrollment of children upon the basis of color, race, religion, sex, or national origin.


Children who are 6 years or older attend full day, 5 days a week.

Children who are 3 to 5 years of age may attend either full day (8:30–3:30) or half day (8:30–12:30) for 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days a week. However, we strongly encourage 5-day attendance.

Children who are 18 months to 3 years may attend full day (8:30–3:30) or half day (8:30–12:00) for 3, 4, or 5 consecutive days a week. However, we strongly encourage 5-day attendance.

Enrollment for a secured placement in Before School Care (7:15–8:15) or After School Care (3:30–6:00) is a separate agreement and offered when space is available.


Upon expressing interest in our program:

  1. The parent(s) will visit the school and the classroom for an observation.
  2. The child will visit the school with the parents.
  3. The parent(s) will then return the applicable enrollment forms.
  4. The School will then review the completed application form and, if necessary, contact the parents for additional information about the child.
  5. The School will then contact the parent(s) to let them know if there will be a place for their child based upon age and gender and other factors such as the child’s ability to achieve success in the particular Montessori classroom environment to which he/she would be assigned.
  6. If an opening is available, a start date will be determined (with an appropriate transition phase for toddlers).
  7. If an opening is not available, the child may be placed on a waiting list.
  8. Upon enrollment all the required paperwork will be turned in to the school along with a $75.00 enrollment fee.