Choose Greene Towne

The first years for our children are so vital.

It’s when the foundations of an expansive purposeful life are laid down, where they are prepared for what comes next. We have the extraordinary opportunity in the choices we make as parents 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 Process

Greene Towne’s admissions process begins in the fall of the year preceding enrollment and includes a Parent Tour. Families of Primary applicants are notified of admissions decisions in February, Toddler House applicants are notified in March.

Parent Tour

Small group parent tours are scheduled throughout the week and offer an introduction to the Montessori curriculum and the Greene Towne community. Tours last about an hour. To schedule a Parent Tour, please complete the information here.

Montessori Mondays provide parents an opportunity to explore Greene Towne’s classroom environments and meet our Montessori certified team. In-person Montessori Monday Open Houses are for vaccinated adults. Please contact to learn the available dates and to RSVP.

Submit Your Child’s Application

While we do not have an application deadline, we recommend that applications be submitted by December 1st to guarantee consideration for the following school year’s enrollment. It is important to us that parents gain an understanding about Greene Towne and the Montessori philosophy before submitting their child’s application. Please schedule a Parent Tour before submitting your child’s application. To schedule a Parent Tour, complete the information here.

Parent-Child Visit

The third step is a visit for you and your child with members of our Montessori faculty. Parent-Child visits for families who have submitted an application by December 1 are scheduled for the following January.


Applications are accepted throughout the year with priority admission decisions for the upcoming school year for children whose applications are submitted by December 1.

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 Parent Tour so you may apply as soon as possible.

We look forward to getting to know your family.​ Please ​contact the Director of Enrollment at 215.563.6368 ext 114 or with any questions.


Financial Aid

Greene Towne Montessori School has offered financial aid since its start in 1966 as part of the founders’ vision for a “racially, religiously, and economically integrated school.” Greene Towne’s Financial Aid program is designed to provide tuition assistance to those children who would be unable to attend without financial help. Financial aid is based on a family’s demonstrated need and the availability of funds. Admissions decisions are need blind and all families who feel they may qualify for financial assistance are encouraged to inquire. Applications for re-enrolling families are due by January 1, and for families of new applicants by February 1. If materials are not submitted on the designated dates, families may be put on a financial aid waitlist. Please find additional details here.

Applications are processed by School and Student Service for Financial Aid, a service of the National Association of Independent Schools.

SSS reports provide the Financial Aid Committee with an assessment of a family’s ability to pay tuition, ensuring objectivity, consistency, and fairness in allocating the school’s limited funds. SSS does not decide who receives aid or the amount of aid offered; it simply provides analysis and information to help schools make informed, consistent, and equitable decisions. All decisions concerning financial aid are the responsibility of the Greene Towne Montessori School Financial Aid Committee and are based on demonstrated need and available funds..

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.

Reach out to Erika Goldberg and Julie Kaeli

Co-Directors of Enrollment Management

Admissions at GTMS