Step 1 Observe

Please contact our Admissions Director, Brenda Ciardelli, on our Admissions Line at 218.382.7852 to register for one of our Coffee & Tour dates. Parents will spend time sitting in a classroom, quietly watching the children working in their environment. Please note that this is a PARENT-ONLY observation. Please do not come with your child, as there is no child care available. Following your observation, you will be given a campus tour, have a chance to discuss what you have seen with our Head of School, and be able to ask any questions that you might have about the school, its curriculum, or its policies and procedures. These sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until about 11:00 a.m.

2016–17 Coffee & Tour Dates (Thursdays unless specified in bold):

Tuesday, November 8
Thursday, November 10
Thursday, November 17
Thursday, December 1
Thursday December 8
Thursday, January 5 (Elementary & Middle School Only)
Thursday, January 12 (Elementary & Middle School Only)
Thursday, January 19
Thursday, January 26
Thursday, February 2
Thursday, February 9
Thursday, February 16
Thursday, March 2
Tuesday, March 7
Thursday, March 9
Friday, March 10: Admissions & Financial Aid Deadlines


Step 2 Apply

  • Following your observation, if you would like to apply for a spot for your child, the next step is to fill out our application form (click for link) and to submit it together with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Upon receipt of the form AS WELL AS the fee, we will call you to schedule an interview for you and your child.
  • Need-based financial aid applications are also due at this time. Please see the Financial Aid page for more details.
  • Please also download these forms (click to download) and submit them to your child's CURRENT school and teacher at your earliest convenience. They will be used as part of the admissions consideration process.
  • Friday, March 10, 2017 is the deadline for BOTH the application form and the financial aid application.

Step 3 Interview

The interview is an opportunity for a teacher to meet with a prospective student and make an assessment about school readiness. At the Primary level, students make small group visits on a prearranged date. Elementary applicants visit the classroom for either a half or full day visit. Whether at the Primary or Elementary level, these visits also include time for prospective parents and school faculty to become better acquainted.  


Step 4 Decision

Parents will be notified in writing of their child’s admission status. Letters of acceptance will be mailed on March 27, 2017, with signed contracts and deposits due by April 14. If these dates have passed, please contact the school to discuss possible openings.


Step 5 Contract

To confirm your child's place at Many Rivers Montessori, please submit your enrollment contract, accompanied by a $350 non-refundable enrollment deposit. This fee will be applied to the final tuition payment for the school year.

Please note: The Tuition Agreement is a for the full school year.

Before your child can attend the school, we will need to have all necessary enrollment forms completed, and health forms submitted. You will receive information on these requirements before the school year.