How to Apply

Individualized attention is paramount to the Montessori philosophy and we carry that approach through the admissions process.  We look forward to introducing you to our school and getting to know you throughout this process and beyond.

CMS has been a nurturing place for our three kids for the past 18 years. Each of our kids has had the space to explore who they are and what their passions are, and has prepared them for success in life and further academic pursuits.”

–Sara Ontiveros, Board Member, Development Committee Chair, and 18 year parent of CMS students

Our admissions process is outlined below.

Step 1: Schedule a Visit

Schedule a Visit

For additional information please contact our Admissions Office by phone at 617-492-3410 or by email at

Step 2: Visit our Campus

We welcome you to join us for a personal meeting with admissions, classroom observation, and campus tour. This meeting is time for us to learn more about your family and child while you learn more about our school. This is an adult-only meeting and is limited to two people.

Step 3: Submit an Online Application  

New Student Priority Enrollment for 2024-2025 Academic Year Deadline: January 31st, 2024.

Open Enrollment for 2024-2025 Academic Year Starts: March 1st, 2024.

Open Enrollment for 2024-2025 Academic Year Deadline: May 1st, 2024.

Our classrooms are full for the 2023-2024 school year.

An application fee of $100 is required upon submission of an application for consideration.

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Step 4: Submit Required Admission Documentation

  • Parent Level Specific Questionnaire
  • Teacher Recommendation Form*
  • Record/Transcript Release Form: Sent directly from child’s current school*

*Applicable for applicants with school experience.

Step 5: Schedule a Child Visit

Once your child’s application, fee and student records have been received, we will contact you to arrange a time for your child to tour our school and visit the classroom.  Toddlers visit with their parents, while most Primary children will have a brief visit in the classroom without their parents.  Elementary and Middle School visits will vary in length and are agreed upon by the family and guides.  Classroom visits are often customized to each child’s specific needs and readiness to join the classroom community.

Step 6: Admission Decision

Admission to Cambridge Montessori School is determined with the utmost consideration for the individual applicant and the existing community. Upon notification of acceptance, a 10% tuition deposit is required to guarantee a student’s space. The non-refundable deposit will be applied to the year’s tuition. When individual classrooms reach their capacity, children may be added to the waiting list.

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Cambridge Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity or orientation.  Families of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as The Cambridge Montessori works vigorously to build an inclusive community of families from all walks of life and from all over the world.