Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the questions that families frequently ask about Cambridge Montessori and the admissions process. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us.

How many students are enrolled at Cambridge Montessori?
We typically have 150 students ranging in age from 1.5 -14 years (8th grade).

Is there space available?
We have the greatest number of openings in the fall for children aged 3 years old, but spaces fill up quickly!  We have a limited number of openings in our Toddler, Primary, Elementary, and Middle School programs. Please inquire for the most up-to-date information.

May I visit?
After completing our inquiry form, our Admissions Director will reach out to you to schedule a tour. Tour dates are typically Tuesday-Friday.

Is previous Montessori experience required?
Previous Montessori experience is not necessary for admission to any of our school programs.  In all admission decisions, we carefully consider each child’s unique background before determining admission and placement.

Do you offer a kindergarten program?
Not in the traditional sense. Our Primary program is for children aged 3 to 6. The final year of this three-year program serves students of the same age as a traditional kindergarten class.

Do you offer after school care?
Yes, we offer after school care Monday through Friday from 3:15-5:30pm.

Do you have a summer program?
Yes. We typically offer 8 weeks of Camp each summer for our Toddler, Elementary, and Primary students.

Do you have a foreign language program?
Yes. Cambridge Montessori offers specific Spanish instruction beginning in our Toddler program and continues into Middle School. In addition to studying the Spanish language, the curriculum is also supplemented with Spanish culture, history, and food.

How well do children transition to a traditional school after attending Cambridge Montessori?
Moving from a Montessori school to another school setting is a question often raised by parents and family members. Happily, the habits and skills a child develops at CMS last a lifetime and students are well prepared no matter where they go. Montessori children tend to be adaptable, working well alone or in a group. They have solid decision-making skills, practical problem solving abilities, and generally manage their time well. Since children in a Montessori classroom are also encouraged to share ideas and discuss their work, fitting into new situations is made easier thanks to good communication skills.