Placement Policy

Austin Montessori School is one of the few Montessori schools that offer the full range of Montessori education, with levels from the youngest children’s community through the adolescent program.  It is our school’s mission to provide families with a comprehensive Montessori education through adolescence (9th grade). We keep this mission foremost in mind when placing new children.

We welcome applications from all interested families.

Priority is given to siblings of current students, children of alumni, and students with previous Montessori experience.

Children are placed according to the needs of the individual classroom communities.  We strive for communities that reflect balance and diversity of socioeconomic level, race, ethnicity, age and gender.

Criteria for placement is based on space availability, the child’s age and readiness for the program as well as the parent’s commitment to the Montessori philosophy and school culture.

Waiting Pool: Your child will be placed in our active waiting pool once we receive an application with the application fee. You will be notified by mail or phone if we are able to place your child.

If we are unable to place your child, we will send you an email in the late fall, asking if you would like to remain in the waiting pool or withdraw. It is possible that your child may be accepted at later date if a place becomes available.

For additional information, contact Admissions