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Admission process

Enrollment of Children’s House and Elementary students is based on a determination by the admissions committee that Shrewsbury Montessori School can meet the needs of the child and is subject to availability. Shrewsbury Montessori School extends enrollment agreements to current students beginning January 1 and to new students beginning in February for fall admission.

Schedule a tour, call (508) 842-2116, or send us email at admissions@shrewsburymontessori.org today!

Open House and Information Meetings

Parents have an opportunity to meet our teachers and ask questions. These sessions begin at 8:45am.

Shrewsbury Campus

  • November 6, 2018 – Children’s House
  • November 13, 2018 – Lower Elementary
  • December 4, 2018 – Lower Elementary
  • January 8, 2019 – Upper Elementary
  • January 29, 2019 – Children’s House
  • February 12, 2019 – Children’s House
  • April 23, 2019 – New Family Orientation

Auburn and Worcester Campuses

Tours are scheduled with Director of Admissions.
Please call (508) 842-2116 or email admissions@shrewsburymontessori.org.

Admissions Process

  1. Attend a Parent Tour or Open House
    Parent tours are scheduled by appointment with the Director of Admissions. The Parent tour provides an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of the Montessori method and the philosophy of SMS. Tours include observing classrooms of the Morning Work Period, and a question and answer session with the Director of Admissions.
  2. Complete an Application
    The Application form is available for download and also in hard copy when visiting the school. A child is considered for admission and placed on the admissions list upon receipt of the completed application and the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.
  3. Submit an AISNE Evaluation form – Kindergarten Only
    Kindergarten applicants are responsible for submitting the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) student evaluation form to the child’s current teacher and requesting it be sent to Shrewsbury Montessori School. Records release form will need to be submitted to release student information.
  4. Receive Notification of Decision
    SMS has Rolling Admissions. Enrollment of Children’s House and Elementary students is based on a determination by the admissions committee that Shrewsbury Montessori School can meet the needs of the child and is subject to availability. Shrewsbury Montessori School extends enrollment agreements to current students and siblings beginning January 1 and to new students beginning in February for fall admission. Admission notification continues throughout the spring. Applicants are notified that their child has been granted admission via an enrollment agreement.
  5. Complete and Sign an Enrollment Agreement
    Applicants must return the enrollment agreement and a non-refundable $500 deposit within two weeks or as noted on the enrollment agreement to secure placement for the upcoming school year.
  6. New Family Visit
    The Director of Admissions contacts the families of all newly enrolled Children’s House students to schedule a twenty-minute visit with the parents and child. This meeting helps SMS get to know the child to facilitate class placement for the fall and also allows us to answer any follow up questions the family might have. Please note that a child is eligible for admission the year in which they turn three years old by August 31.

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  1. Attend a Parent Tour or Open House
    Parent tours are scheduled by appointment with the Director of Admissions. The Parent tour provides an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of the Montessori method and the philosophy of SMS. Tours include observing classrooms of the Morning Work Period, and a question and answer session with the Director of Admissions.
  2. Complete an Application
    The Application form is available for download and also in hard copy when visiting the school. A child is considered for admission and placed on the admissions list upon receipt of the completed application and the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.
  3. Request Transcripts and Evaluations
    Elementary School applicants who are transferring from another school must request an official copy of the child’s complete transcript from all previous schools including written evaluations or progress reports, standardized test scores, and any additional, pertinent school records. Download Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) student evaluation form. Records release form will need to be submitted to release student information.
  4. Schedule a Student Classroom Visit and Parent Interview
    Once transcripts and evaluations are received, a classroom visit is scheduled for the prospective student. Lower Elementary applicants (Grades 1, 2, and 3) spend time in a Lower Elementary classroom from 8:45-11:30am. Upper Elementary applicants (Grades 4, 5 and 6) spend time in the Upper Elementary classroom from 8:30am-12:30pm.

    The parent interview with the Director of Admissions is typically scheduled on the same day as the classroom visit. This thirty-minute meeting is an opportunity for the parent to share important aspects of the student with the Director of Admissions as well as learn more about the Shrewsbury Montessori School Elementary program.

  5. Receive Notification of Decision
    SMS has Rolling Admissions. Enrollment of Children’s House and Elementary students is based on a determination by the admissions committee that Shrewsbury Montessori School can meet the needs of the child and is subject to availability. Shrewsbury Montessori School extends enrollment agreements to current students and siblings beginning January 1 and to new students beginning in February for fall admission. Admission notification continues throughout the spring. Applicants are notified that their child has been granted admission via an enrollment agreement.
  6. Complete and Sign an Enrollment Agreement
    Applicants must return the enrollment agreement and a non-refundable $500 deposit within two weeks or as noted on the enrollment agreement to secure placement for the upcoming school year.

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Statement of Non-Discrimination
Shrewsbury Montessori School admits qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, disability, sexual orientation, family/parental status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local law; including all programs and activities offered or made available to students at the School. Shrewsbury Montessori School will not discriminate in administering any of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial program, or School-administered programs.