The New School Montessori’s admissions policy follows two principles:

  • We want to enroll children who are comfortable and productive in our environment.
  • We seek to maintain a racially, ethnically and economically diverse student body.

Our process is:

Parent Observation: Parents are invited to observe in the classroom.  These visits for adults are scheduled in the morning at 8:30 or 9:00.

Application: Applications are completed online and are accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Child Visits: After returning your application, we schedule a special time for your child to visit the classroom. In place of tests or screening instruments, we work with and observe your child to see if we can meet your child’s needs. The length of the visit varies with the age of the child, from 20 to 30 minutes for 3-year-olds to a full day for 9- to 12- year-olds.

Financial Aid: We recommend that you apply for financial aid in January and February. Financial aid decisions are made by a committee, which includes the Director, Admissions Director, and Diversity Chair.

To discuss admissions, please contact our Admissions Director, Ceara Comstock at (513) 281-7999 or click here to request more information.