General Information

Our academic year generally opens within the first week of September and continues through mid-June. We basically follow the schedules of public schools in our vicinity, however since minor variations do occur, we will issue our own calendar with exact dates to be established for the 2023/2024 school year.


Children ages 2yrs 9mos thru 7yrs (pre-k thru 1st grade)

The child will be enrolled providing:

  • Space is available in his/her age category (new child).
  • Re-enrollment has been mutually agreed upon by parent and teacher.

The child will be enrolled providing:

  • Space is available in his/her age category.
  • Physically and emotionally the child can comfortably handle the academic classroom requirements.

Non Discrimination

The Melrose Montessori School shall not discriminate in providing services to children and their families on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, disability or sexual orientation.

Intake Procedure

To provide the best possible exchange of information between the parent and the school, new applicants are required to follow three basic steps:

  • Attend an Informational Session
  • Tour of the school during hours of operation
  • Observation of child in the classroom


To maximize the benefits, ensure stability and continuity in the classroom, preference will be given to families seeking placement for the full three-year term of the Montessori Primary Program.

All children will be enrolled on a 5 days per week basis, except in the case of a special needs child or a child having difficulty adjusting to a classroom situation.

Children enrolled in the school will be expected to remain through June. Parents will be liable for the balance of the tuition except in the event that a family is relocated beyond our vicinity.