Montessori Program Enrollment

Eligibility

A full day Montessori Pre-K program is offered at 8 elementary schools (19 primary classrooms) and is for students ages three to five. Students must turn three years old by September 30 to enroll. Two-thirds of the available slots are for students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines. Tuition for three-and four-year-old children is charged on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. For additional information on which schools have Pre-K Montessori programs, please visit the Pre-K Montessori Program Choices page. Montessori for elementary age children is only offered at Drew Model School.

Application Process

An Application Form should be submitted to  the APS Welcome Center (2110 Washington Blvd) Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. During the application period, the APS Welcome Center will offer special evening hours every Thursday until 8 p.m. For additional information about the primary Montessori application process, please visit the Montessori Program page.

Transportation

Children that live within the attendance zone of the school can ride the bus, starting in their four-year-old year. Campbell and Drew Elementary provide transportation for all students in Montessori.

Fees

Tuition for three-and four-year-old children is charged on a sliding fee schedule based on family income. Children in their four-year-old year and whose parents’ income is at or less than the amount specified in the annual income guideline, do not pay tuition.There is no tuition charged for children in the five-year-old or elementary years.

Schedule

Montessori is a full-day, five days a week program. The school calendar follows the Arlington Public Schools calendar.