Admissions

Thank you for your interest in MSNV. Please carefully review this information.

Applications are received year-round to place children who are at least two years old (as of September 30th) and up to age 12. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications for children applying beyond first grade who have not had previous Montessori experience. First consideration will be given to those who submit their application and non-refundable application fee by January 15. Applications received after the deadline are placed in our wait pool, which is accessed if spaces become available.

Application Forms

Click here to apply online

Tuition, Fees, and Financial

MSNV is a parent-owned cooperative. The MSNV Board sets tuition and fees annually.

School Group Tour Schedule 2014-15

GROUP TOURS: All group tours will be held on designated Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Please call the relevant campus to register. Tour spaces are limited so please register early. During the group tours, you will have an opportunity to walk through the school while it is in session, view a brief video, hear from current parents, and have a chance to ask questions with our head administrator.  The tours are for parents only and are an excellent opportunity to learn more about Montessori education and ask any questions that you may have about our school.

*REVISED TOUR SCHEDULE*

GROUP TOURS
(Hillbrook Campus):
GROUP TOURS
(Valleybrook Campus):
October 10, 2014 October 3, 2014
October 24, 2014 October 17, 2014
November 7, 2014 October 31, 2014
November 21, 2014 November 14, 2014
December 12, 2014 December 5, 2014
January 9, 2015 January 9, 2015
April 10, 2015 April 10, 2015
May 1, 2015 May 8, 2015
May 15, 2015 May 29, 2015

 

Visits to MSNV

After submitting your Application for Admission, parents will be asked to schedule two visits to the school to complete the application process: the Parent Observation Visit and the Child Visit with a teacher. (The applications that are waitlisted may see a delay in the parent and child visits until a space becomes available.) The purpose of these visits is to give you an opportunity to share information about your family and your child and for us to provide you with information about our program. We want to ensure that together, we share similar goals and expectations for your child.

Admissions Committee

Children are evaluated on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. We take into account many factors, including age, gender, characteristics of the child, previous Montessori, composition of the entire class, and the compatibility of the parents’ educational philosophy with that of MSNV. Our goal is to provide your child the greatest opportunity for a successful school experience. All placement decisions are made by the Admissions Committee. Parents are notified of decisions by mid-March. The Head of School has final authority in all decisions related to the admissions process.

Wait Pool

Since we sometimes receive more applications than openings available, some applications will be placed in our wait pool. When, and if, an opening occurs, we review all applications in the wait pool and offer the space to the candidate who best complements the class. We notify the parents immediately, usually by telephone. For fall enrollment, we will keep your child’s name in our wait pool until school opens in September. If an opening for your child has not occurred by September, you must notify MSNV in writing that you wish to keep your child’s application in the wait pool. If you choose not to accept an opening for your child when offered, it will be necessary to re-apply, and a new, non-refundable application fee will be required.