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.
Director of Admissions
Admission Process for Fall 2020
Please reach out to our Director of Admissions, Leslie Kastner, to discuss availability in your child(ren)'s program level.
We are still accepting applications to our program. We look forward to working with you through the admissions process.
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 Lower Campus Open House events every year - one in late October and one in late January. We also offer a Junior High Open House in January.
Tuition and Fee Schedule 2020-2021
|Toddler Level (18 mos – 2 ½ Years)|
|Half-Days (M-Th) 8:00 – 11:30 am||$20,950|
|Full-Days (M-Th) 8:00 – 2:55 pm||$29,050|
|Primary Level (2 ½ – 6+ Years)|
|Half-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 11:45 am||$22,680|
|Full-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 3:00 pm||$31,330|
|Elementary Level (6 – 12 Years)|
|Full-Days (M-F) 8:15 – 3:15 pm||$32,060|
|Junior High Level (12 – 15 Years)|
|Full-Days (M-F) 8:30 – 3:15 pm||$34,700|
|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.
7:30 am - beginning of class
There is no afternoon ASC for toddlers.
7:30 am - beginning of class
Until 6:00 pm
|All levels, am + pm hours as noted above||$13/hour|
|Primary + Elementary until 6:00 pm||$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 December 1, 2019. For families new to MMS, the Tuition Assistance application is due on January 31, 2020. 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.
The online application can be found here.
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