Step 1 Observe

Please contact the school at 218.464.5570 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 Mark Niedermier and a teacher, 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.

2018–19 Coffee & Tour Dates (Tuesdays unless specified in bold):
(All sessions are 9:00-11:00, adults only.)


Tuesday, November 6
Tuesday, November 13
Tuesday, November 27
Tuesday December 4
Tuesday December 11
Tuesday, January 15
Tuesday, January 22
Tuesday, February 5
Tuesday, February 12
Tuesday, February 26
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 12

Friday, March 8, 2019: 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 8, 2019 is the deadline for BOTH the application form and the financial aid application.


The admissions visit is an informal opportunity for a teacher to meet with a prospective student and make an assessment about school or grade level readiness. At the Primary level, students generally make small group visits on a prearranged date. Elementary & Middle School applicants visit the classroom for a half day visit. Whether at the Primary, Elementary or Middle School 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 generally be mailed in March for the following school year, with signed contracts and deposits due in AprilIf 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.