Admissions Process

1. Complete & Submit the Application
Once your application has been submitted online or by mail it will be placed in line according to the date and time it is received. All applications which are submitted by mail will be placed in line at 5pm on the date the envelope was postmarked. You should receive an email confirmation that your application has been received, please save that for your records. There is a $65 nonrefundable application fee for each application submitted. Parents who apply for multiple children on one application will pay only one fee.


2. Invitation to Enroll & Schedule a Tour
We will begin sending out invitations to start the enrollment process in mid-March to your email or home address along with an enrollment packet. This packet will include all paperwork that is required by the state to be kept in your child's paper file. A private tour will be scheduled for sometime in April or May. You and your child will have a chance to take a look at the facility, ask any questions you may have, hand in the paperwork, and sign the enrollment agreement. Alternatively, you may be emailed to notify you that your child has been placed on the waiting list.


3. Secure a Seat
Once your child's file is complete, the final step in the enrollment process will be signing up with the online payment system and submitting a $500 nonrefundable deposit along with a $125 annual materials fee to secure your seat. Once the deposit and fees are received your child will be formally enrolled and ready to start school when we open.


Admissions Decisions
Admissions decisions are made to create a balanced, multi-age classroom. By submitting an application you are securing your place in line with other children of your child's age and gender. Decisions are made first according to the open seat for a child's age and gender, and next in the order in which applications were submitted. When a seat for your child's age and gender opens up, you will be contacted to begin the enrollment process. Preference is given to full time over part time applicants. We are an equal opportunity childcare provider.


Admissions Process for the 2018-2019 School Year
The admissions process for the 2018-2019 school year will begin with open house tours in September and October 2017. Please join our mailing list to get up to date information about Fall open houses and important dates for the admissions process. If you are considering Fishtown Montessori School for your child in the 2018-2019 school year or later, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible to secure a place in line.