We welcome inquiries about Harmony Montessori School and are happy to answer any questions you may have either by email or telephone. If you are interested in learning more about our school we encourage you to schedule a tour so you can see the classrooms firsthand, view our wonderful outdoor natural playscape and you can meet some of our wonderful teachers. Montessori schools all share a common philosophy and materials, but each school is unique. First-hand observation is invaluable in making the decision about the right school for your child.
Our Enrollment Coordinator, Alicia Ginardi, will be happy to give you a full school tour, where you can view the children working in the classroom and our beautiful outdoor space. She will provide you with a tour packet with information about our programs and spend time with you answering your questions. Some tours are arranged individually, while others might involve several families at once.
If you decide that Harmony Montessori is the right fit for your child and your family then you will submit an application along with a deposit. This consists of a $150 application fee ($75 for subsequent children in the family) and a $500 tuition deposit, which is applied towards your last month’s tuition. The application fee is non-refundable, however, should you decided to withdraw your child from our waiting list before a space is offered we will refund the tuition deposit. Once you have accepted a space both the application fee and tuition deposit are non-refundable. Tuition is an annual amount, divided into ten monthly installments beginning in August through May. Mid-year enrollments are pro-rated. Go to the tuition page for current numbers. The next school year’s tuition levels are set by the Board in early March. Applications are processed on the date we receive them. Enrollment acceptance priorities are given in the following order: currently enrolled children, children of staff members, siblings of currently enrolled children, alumni families, wait list families with Montessori experience and other wait list families based on age and application date.
We welcome inquiries throughout the year. Most enrollments happen in October through May, for the following fall. Our waiting list begins on October 1st for the following school year. We can accommodate mid-year enrollments if we have an opening, or whenever our numbers shift. When our classes fill up, we establish a waiting list because unexpected withdrawals do happen. Also, often a 2 1/2- or young 3-year-old child isn’t quite ready with potty training by September, but later fall or January proves to be a perfect time to start if space is available.