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Welcome to Greene Towne Montessori School! We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our school, the longest-running and the only accredited Montessori program in Center City Philadelphia. 


At Greene Towne we instill in young children an understanding of learning as a personal process, a sense of agency in building self and community, and the joy of possibility.


Each day, every child is empowered to say, in their own way, “I can do it!”


Greene Towne is built on the Montessori belief that young children have a powerful drive to learn, to overcome obstacles, and to master skills and knowledge. As Montessori educators, we build on and support this drive, with the goal of giving children learning experiences that ignite their curiosity and build their self-confidence.


The Montessori experience at Greene Towne includes a number of thoughtfully designed components, which align with the developmental needs of young children.


To learn more, please fill out our inquiry form here and we’ll set up a time to learn about your family and your interest in Greene Towne Montessori for the 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year enrollment. We look forward to connecting with you soon!


Due to COVID-19, our admissions events are being offered online to prospective families. Stay tuned for our next Virtual Open House and live Q&A to hear from Greene Towne leadership, faculty, and parents. 


We look forward to connecting and to introducing you to all that Greene Towne Montessori has to offer to young children and their families! 


The Admissions Process

The admissions process at Greene Towne Montessori School begins in the fall of the year preceding enrollment and includes an Admissions Open House in late October. Call or email Erika Goldberg (, Director of Enrollment Management, today at 215-563-6368.


Step 1

The first step is a parent tour. Tours are scheduled for the morning and last about one and a half hours and are offered from mid-October through mid-December on pre-scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00 am.


Step 2

The second step is submission of an application including the Child Profile Questionnaire. While we do not have an application deadline, we advise that applications be submitted by early December to ensure consideration for enrollment the following September.


Step 3

The third step for applicants to our Primary School is a visit for your child with one of our Montessori teachers. Toddler House applicants are invited for a classroom visit if the child fits the necessary classroom balance for the intended year of enrollment.


Families of Primary School applicants are notified of admissions decisions in February; Toddler House applicants are notified in March.


Important Documents

There are two versions of the application available. Please submit a copy of either version with application fee to GTMS. One version may be filled in electronically before printing; the other version may be printed and filled in by hand.


Application - Electronic


Application - Written





Tuition Assistance


At a Glance Calendar 2021-22





Why Montessori?


Our Curriculum





Financial Aid

Greene Towne offers tuition assistance to families based on financial need and availability of funds. In order to ensure fairness and objectivity in the distribution of Financial Aid, applications are made through the School and Student Service for Financial Aid, a service of the National Association of Independent Schools. To be considered, Financial Aid applications must be submitted by January 2nd for returning families and February 1st for new families. Financial Aid is awarded on a yearly basis.

Tuition Assistance


A Diverse Community

Greene Towne Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or ancestry in the employment of staff, admission of students, granting of Financial Aid, or the administration of educational policies. 

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