Admissions

Welcome

Welcome.

Dear Parent,

Thank you for your interest in Marin Montessori. Our admissions process is designed to give you a variety of opportunities to understand and experience the wonder of Montessori education. Through the admissions process you will be able to determine if we are the community where your child and family can blossom and thrive.

I encourage you to learn as much as possible about our programs. Throughout this process, please don’t hesitate to call me or email me. It is my absolute pleasure to help. I love getting to know families through the Admissions process – it’s what makes this work so gratifying.

Most importantly, please join us at one of our upcoming events, which will give you the opportunity to experience Montessori education first hand. On campus, you will meet MMS parents, experience our warm community, and get a taste of the special culture we have built. Joining us while our community is in action will ensure that you feel confident you have made the right choice for your child when it comes time to make your decision.

Should you choose Marin Montessori, you will find that your son or daughter will love learning, feel valued, and be an active contributor to the school and classroom community. Choosing Montessori will provide your child with a strong foundation to lead a joyful and meaningful life.

You won’t find any place like Marin Montessori. MMS students come from all over the Bay Area with transportation to serve our thriving community of San Francisco Families. It’s a very special place and I look forward to introducing your family to all that we have to offer. I hope to hear from you soon.

Warm regards,
Leslie Kastner
Director of Admissions
lkastner@marinmontessori.org

Process

Marin Montessori Admission Process after Priority Deadline

The Priority Deadline for Fall 2017 admission was January 31, 2017.

After this date, we encourage you to inquire about the availability of space in your child’s division prior to submitting an application. We do not encourage the submission of an application unless there is space available in your child’s division.

Applications arriving after the priority deadline will be processed in the second round of consideration, which will begin in mid-March and continue on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

To determine availability and to discuss the admission process further, please contact Leslie Kastner, Director of Admissions, at 415.924.5388 ext 104 or via email.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS: Marin Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

Attend Open House

Open House is a day for parents to connect with our Montessori community and better understand our program. Attendees will meet our AMI – certified teachers, who will open their classrooms, while demonstrating their expertise in the Montessori philosophy and its application. Current parents, student ambassadors and alumni will also be on hand to share their experiences at Marin Montessori and to answer your questions. There will be time to explore our carefully prepared classrooms, the Montessori materials and see our beautiful school grounds.

We offer two Open House events every year:

Saturday, October 22, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

RSVPs are required. Please plan to attend the entire program so that you don’t miss any portion of the program.

Fill out an inquiry form to be added to our mailing list of upcoming Admissions events and to be contacted by the Admissions office.

Book a Tour

Thank you for your interest in Marin Montessori.

Tours for Fall 2017 admission have concluded. Private tours will be arranged if there is available space in your child's division. Please contact Leslie Kastner, Director of Admissions, at 415.924.5388 ext 104 to discuss.

Our Admission Season for Fall 2018 kicks off in October with plenty of in-person opportunities to visit our campus and get to know our program. We hold weekly tours from late October through February. We will begin booking for these tours in August. Please check back at that time, as tours fill up quickly.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fee Schedule 2017-2018

Toddler Level (18 mos – 2 ½ Years)
Half-Days (M-Th) 8:00 – 11:30 am $18,600
Full-Days (M-Th) 8:00 – 2:55 pm $25,830
Primary Level (2 ½ – 6+ Years)
Half-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 11:45 am $20,100
Full-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 3:00 pm $27,830
Elementary Level (6 – 12 Years)
Full-Days (M-F) 8:15 – 3:15 pm $27,830
Junior High Level (12 – 15 Years)
Full-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 3:15 pm
$29,600
Transportation Fees
San Francisco $2,600
Junior High $950
Additional Fees
Application Fee $100
Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit 10% of Tuition

Additional School Care Program (ASC)

Additional School Care is available to students enrolled in the Toddler, Primary and Elementary levels. Note that Morning Care is a separate package.

Full Year
Primary
7:30 am - beginning of class
Until 6:00 pm

$1,850
$5,900
Elementary
7:30 am - beginning of class
Until 6:00 pm

$1,850
$5,900
Reserved Monthly
All levels, am + pm hours as noted above $13/hour
Drop-in
Primary + Elementary, 3-6 pm only $14/hour

Marin Montessori School offers Tuition Assistance

Marin Montessori School attempts to provide Tuition Assistance to any family experiencing a financial hardship that renders them unable to pay the full tuition. Tuition Assistance is available for families in Primary, Elementary and Junior High. Families requesting Tuition Assistance must apply on the School and Student Services website. For current MMS families, applications are due November 27, 2016. For families new to MMS, the Tuition Assistance application is due on January 31, 2017. Click here for online application information.

Tuition Assistance Award Letters are sent with Re-Enrollment Agreements for returning families, or with the Acceptance Letter for new families.

Marin Montessori School uses the services of School and Student Services (SSS), which processes each Tuition Assistance application on an impartial basis to determine the financial need of the family. The Tuition Assistance Committee considers all applicants and makes awards based on the Tuition Policy Statement and the amount of funding available.

Marin Montessori School seeks a diverse student body

We offer programs for students from Toddler to Junior High, and seek to have a diverse student and parent body. We welcome families of any race, color, gender, nationality, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

Accordingly, Marin Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, national and/or ethnic origin in the admissions process, its educational policies, programs, and activities, tuition assistance, or employment.

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