Enrollment Applications

A $50 nonrefundable application fee is due when an application is submitted.

Applications are accepted year round and can be downloaded here or picked up from our office. We accept applications for children at all age levels, including those who are still too young to enroll. Applications are kept on file in the order received and you will be notified when an openings occurs. We admit qualified students at any time during the school year if space is available.

Our Programs

Santa Cruz Montessori balances classes as much as possible by age and gender. All classes are structured in three-year age spans except for the Young Children’s Community.


Parents who have submitted enrollment applications are notified when an opening arises. At that time, a meeting is scheduled with the enrollment director to learn more about your child, discuss the school’s mission and policies, and to answer any questions you may have. The classroom teacher will then contact you to set up a time to bring your child to school to get acquainted. There is an added opportunity for Elementary and Junior High students to spend a day at school as well. Families with children enrolled in the Young Children’s Community (ages 18 months to 3 years) will be contacted by the teacher to arrange a brief home visit. For Elementary and Junior High applicants, we request school records, teacher recommendations, and an interview with the student and parent(s).

Admissions Policies

At each step in the admissions process, we strive to give you a comprehensive view of our mission and of the ways in which we fulfill it in partnership with each family. In this way parents can feel informed and confident in their choice of schools, and Santa Cruz Montessori will be strengthened by families who are committed to realizing a successful educational experience for their children.

We strive to balance our classes by age and gender. Priority consideration is given to qualified students in this order: siblings of currently enrolled families, families receiving governmental financial assistance, students transferring from other Montessori schools, and then all other qualified applicants.

“Our family absolutely loves the school. Our daughter does not merely endure her education she thrives in it. Thank you, SC Montessori!.”

SCM Parent