The first years for our children are so vital.
It’s when the foundations of an expansive purposeful life are laid down, and where they are prepared for what comes next. We have the extraordinary opportunity in the choices we make as parents/caregivers and educators to give them the building blocks they need to pursue their own learning. Not just in their formative years, but for life.
The Admissions Process
Greene Towne’s admissions process begins in the fall of the year preceding enrollment and includes a School Tour. Below outlines our admissions process and some important dates.
Step 1: Schedule a School Tour
It is important to us that families gain an understanding about Greene Towne and the Montessori philosophy through a school tour before applying. Small group tours for adults only are offered on weekday mornings and last about an hour. Tours offer an introduction to the Montessori curriculum and the Greene Towne community, and the opportunity to see our young students actively engaged in Montessori classrooms. To see our tour dates and to schedule your visit, please complete our inquiry form.
Step 2: Submit Your Child’s Application
Once a family has taken a school tour, families may submit an application for their child.
Applications are accepted throughout the year with priority admission decisions for the upcoming school year for children whose applications are submitted by December 1. After December 1, applications are considered on a rolling basis as space permits.
For families who wish to apply for mid-year admission or on a rolling basis in the spring or summer, we encourage you to contact us immediately for a school tour so you may apply as soon as possible.
We look forward to getting to know your family. Apply here!
Step 3: Child Visit
Once a complete application is received, the third step is a visit for you and your child with members of our Montessori faculty. A member of our enrollment team will contact families to schedule the visit. Child visits for families who have applied by December 1 are scheduled for the following January.
Step 4: Admissions Decision
Families of Primary applicants are notified of admissions decisions starting in early February and Toddler House applicants are notified starting in late February.
Tuition and Affording Greene Towne
To access our 2024-2025 Tuition Schedule, please click here.
To access our “Guidelines for Applying for Tuition Assistance,” please click here.
To access the At a Glance calendar for 2024-2025, please click here.
The At a Glance calendar is subject to change.
Thank you for your interest in applying to Greene Towne Montessori School!
Greene Towne is committed to providing access to our school for those children who would be unable to attend without financial help. Since its start in 1966, Greene Towne has offered tuition assistance as part of our founders’ vision for a “racially, religiously, and economically integrated school.” Tuition assistance is based on a family’s demonstrated need and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions are made independently of tuition assistance requests and all families who feel they may qualify for tuition assistance are encouraged to inquire.
Greene Towne is proud to partner for the first time with Clarity to determine our families’ level of need in tuition assistance. Clarity brings several benefits to the tuition assistance process:
- They link directly to your IRS tax return so you will not need to upload tax returns. If we require further documentation due to a change in employment status, we may ask for the immediate year’s tax returns or other proof of income to verify changes.
- Tuition rates will be posted directly on the Clarity application. Simply select your child’s anticipated schedule — listed as “grades”– to auto-fill the appropriate tuition. Currently, 2023-2024 tuition rates are listed. The Greene Towne board will approve 2024-2025 tuition soon and we will update Clarity as soon as possible but you do not need to wait until then to start or submit your application.
For re-enrolling families, Tuition Assistance requests are due no later than January 5, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year and awards will be communicated before your child’s re-enrollment is due on February 1, 2024.
For families applying for a new student, Tuition Assistance requests are due no later than February 1, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year.
To get started, please go to the Clarity Application and create an account. The application typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete. The application is also mobile-friendly so you may complete it from anywhere. You’re able to save your progress and return at any time. At the end of the application, there is a $60 fee to submit.
For assistance, there is in-app support available through the “Help” button in the bottom left of the screen, as well as email and phone support at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-210-3752, in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.
If materials are not submitted on the designated dates, families may be put on a waitlist for tuition assistance. Greene Towne Montessori has limited funds available to assist qualifying families with tuition costs. Clarity’s reports provide the Tuition Assistance Committee with an assessment of a family’s ability to pay tuition, ensuring objectivity, consistency, and fairness in allocating the school’s limited funds. Clarity does not decide who receives assistance or the amount of assistance offered; it simply provides analysis and information to help schools make informed, consistent, and equitable decisions.
All decisions concerning tuition assistance are the responsibility of the Greene Towne Montessori School Tuition Assistance Committee and are based on demonstrated need and available funds. The Tuition Assistance Committee is made up of the Head of School, the Director of Finance, and the Co-Directors of Enrollment Management. Tuition Assistance decisions are confidential and every effort is made to protect the privacy of the applicants.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.