Admissions Process

Our goal throughout the admissions process is to help provide you and your family with as much information as possible about Greenspring Montessori School and the Montessori model. The online application is available to be filled out at any time, but in order to be eligible for enrollment, you must attend at least one of our admissions events.

Admissions Events

Information Session

Information Sessions are designed for the parents that may not know much about a Montessori education.  This hour and a half session begins with a presentation on the various aspects of the Montessori educational philosophy, and concludes with a tour of the campus.  This is a parent only event.  

 

Observation Morning

Observation mornings are your opportunity to see our classes in action.  You will not only have an opportunity to see the grade your child would be entering but parents will also see the two subsequent levels.  Parents spend 5-10 minutes in three different classrooms and then we will gather at the conclusion of the classroom visits to have a Q&A session.  

 

Tour

Join us for a tour of our campus while having a free-flowing conversation about our program.  Most tours are conducted individually and you are welcome to bring your children.  Tours typically last 25-45 minutes depending on your familiarity of the Montessori model.  Tours can be scheduled by calling Stephen Abrams, Director of Admissions, at 410-321-8555 x104.

 

Open House

Greenspring Montessori’s Open House is hosted once a year in November and is an opportunity for the entire family to visit our campus.  You will have a chance to meet with Guides from each level, and your children will have an opportunity to navigate the classroom, participate in lessons, and gain familiarity with our campus!

 

Student Visit for Older Applicants

Applicants who are 4 years and older are required to come in for a visit and assessment. Once we have an application someone from the Admissions office will call to set up your child’s visit!

All Children’s House 2 (4 years-old) and Children’s House 3 (Kindergarten) will come in for an afternoon visit from 1:00-2:30pm. During this hour and a half students will participate in lessons and classroom activities with the Lead Guide.  

All Elementary through Adolescent applicants will participate in a Shadow Day and spend the entire day in the grade the applicant would be entering. Parents of Elementary and Adolescent applicants will also be scheduled a conference with the Admissions Office.

 

Notification

Letters regarding acceptance of your child into Greenspring Montessori School will be mailed on Friday, February 17, 2017, if you applied by the priority deadline. If you submitted an application after January 17, 2017, acceptances will be made on an ongoing basis until programs fill.

 

Contract

Your child’s space will only be reserved upon receipt of the online enrollment contract and initial tuition deposit. Online enrollment for offers made on Friday, February 17, 2017 must be submitted by Friday, March 3, 2017. Online enrollment for offers made after February 17 must be submitted within two weeks of receipt.

 

Attend a Level Overview Workshop

It is important that you have a strong understanding of the philosophy and practices of Montessori. That is why we offer the opportunity for all parents to attend a Level Overview of the level your child will be entering. Learn more about our Level Overviews and upcoming dates here.

 

Admission & Enrollment Policies

To learn more about our Admission Policies, please follow this link.