The first step in the Admissions Process is a tour of our school. Click on our Visit Us page to register for a Group Tour or an Open House. Tours last approximately 1.5 hours and offer you the chance to learn about Montessori in general and about the authentic Montessori principles that we practice each day at CMS. We look forward to meeting your family.
At the conclusion of a Group Tour or an Open House, you will be offered an application packet to complete. There is a non-refundable $50 fee due at the time of submission.
If your child is 4 years of age or older, we require submission of previous school records. If your child is applying to the Elementary Community or Adolescent Program, we require submission of a teacher referral with the application. This paperwork will be included in the application packet. Applications should also include any recent developmental evaluations and/or assessments.
Completed applications can be sent via email, mail, or left at our front door in our locked drop box. The application fee must be submitted via check.
Attn: Admissions Department
Chesapeake Montessori School
30 Old Mill Bottom Road, North
Annapolis, MD 21401
If you submit an application to the Young Child Community, Primary, or Elementary Programs, the Admissions Director may contact you to schedule parent observations. Parent observations are an essential step to ensure that your family is well-matched with our program. You will observe at least two different levels and there will be a chance to ask questions of the Admissions Director. Please schedule one hour for observations. Observations are for parents only.
Primary applicants who are 4 years and older are required to come for a visit. The visit offers the teacher a chance to interact with your child and to gauge his/her level of independence and to observe his/her social and emotional needs. The Admissions Office may be in touch to arrange this short visit to the classroom after the completed application has been submitted.
Elementary and Adolescent Program applicants are required to come in for a Shadow Day. Shadow days are a chance for your elementary child or adolescent to work in the classroom for the morning or the entire day, respectively. At the end of the Shadow Day, the parent is required to meet with the teacher for a short period of time to discuss the day. The Admissions Office will be in touch to arrange shadow days after the completed application has been submitted.
The school must be notified ahead of visits and shadow days if the applicant has any life-threatening allergies.
Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins February 8, 2019. Acceptances will be offered on an ongoing basis. Please submit your application by February 8, 2019 in order to be considered in the first round of admissions offers. Admission to CMS is offered with the understanding that our AMI trained teachers will educate all children within the bounds of the Montessori pedagogy.
If your child is accepted to our program you will receive a letter of acceptance and an enrollment contract. Your child’s enrollment will be confirmed upon receipt of the enrollment contract and non-refundable, $1,500 tuition deposit. The enrollment contract and tuition deposit is due back to CMS within two weeks of receipt of the acceptance letter.