Montessori Program Enrollment


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

Applications are accepted at the APS Welcome Center located at 2110 Washington Blvd. Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22204 from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. The APS Welcome Center will have extended evening hours during the application window every Thursday until 8 p.m. You can reach the APS Welcome Center by phone at 703-228-8000. The Syphax Education Center is located next to the Department of Human Services (DHS) off of ART bus routes 45 & 42 at the “Sequoia DHS/2nd St” stop. All students in the 3-year-old year pay a fee for the program. Fees are based on a sliding scale based on the family household income. Students in the 4-year-old year whose household income is below $88,240 a year, do not pay a fee for that year. The 5-year-old year is considered the kindergarten year. There is no fee for the kindergarten year for the 2018-19 school year. For additional information about the primary Montessori application process, please visit the Montessori Program page.


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.


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.


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