Hoboken Montessori School
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ADMISSIONS PROCESS 2018-2019 There is limited availability for the 2017-2018 school year. Please contact Ruth Dyke, Director of Admissions, 201-656-7300 x4 if you are interested in a space.

1. PARENT TOURS & OPEN HOUSES: Prospective parents are required to attend either a Small Group Tour or Open House to become educated on the Montessori teaching philosophy as part of the admissions process. Small Group Tours include a guided tour and an opportunity to observe our classrooms in session.

  • Small Group Tours: For 2018-2019 Admissions Only. Registration is required below and there is limited capacity at each tour. :
    * Toddler/PrePrimary Tours:Held on following Thursdays 9-10 am October 12,19,26; November 2,16,30; Dec 7,14; January 4, 11, 25 and February 1,8,15. *Primary tours are every other Monday: 9:00 - 10:00 am: October 16, 30; Nov 13, Dec 4,18; Jan 8, 22; Feb 5
  • Open House: No pre-registration necessary:10:00 AM information session followed by tour
    * Saturday, November 4, 2017
    * Saturday, December 2, 2017
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL SMALL GROUP TOURS by clicking here. You will receive an email confirming your selected tour date or alternate date if tour is full.

2. ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM: 2018-2019 applications will be available online on September 1, 2017. All applications must be submitted online and will be accepted from September 1, 2017 through January 12, 2018. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis based upon availability. An application is considered complete once we have received the online application form, application fee, and a copy of your child's birth certificate. We encourage parents to submit as soon as possible as each completed application is date stamped and reviewed in order of receipt. The non-refundable/non-transferable application fee is $75 plus a $3 credit card processing fee (if applicable). In addition, you must attend a Small Group Tour or an Open House as part of the admissions process, however you may apply prior to attending a tour. Parent/child visits will be scheduled once both items are complete. Please submit an application form for each child applying.
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Requirements for New Students

  • Toddler Program: 1 1/2 yrs by Oct 1
  • Pre-Primary Program: 2 yrs old by Oct 1
  • Primary Program*: 3 yrs old by Oct 1 - Kindergarten
*Children are required to be fully toilet trained.

Priority is given to

  • Siblings of current students (Siblings must be concurrently enrolled for priority to apply to a sibling.) & Transferring Montessori Students

3. PARENT/CHILD VISIT: Once a completed application is submitted and you have attended a tour, your application will be reviewed for consideration. Upon review of our enrollment, HMS may contact you for a parent/child visit with your child on the following on Saturdays, January 6th and February 10th between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Parent/Child visits give parents, teachers, and administrators an opportunity to ask questions and observe your child in a classroom environment. Due to the limited spots available in our program, we may not be able to meet with each family. Parent child visits will be scheduled individually for families applying after January 6, 2018 based on availability.

4. NOTIFICATION: HMS will notify you via email of your child’s acceptance status on Thursday, March 1, 2018. If a space is not available, your application will be kept on file for future consideration. Depending on availability, children, who are accepted into the Pre-Primary program, are 2.5 years by October 1 and attend 5 days per week may be offered placement in the Primary program. An additional Parent/Child visit may be required before placement.

5. ACCEPTANCE: If your child is accepted, you will need to return the enrollment contract, tuition deposit, and other fees via TADS by Thursday, March 15, 2018. The tuition deposit and all fees are non-refundable. The first tuition payment is due on April 1, 2018.

Hoboken Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.


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“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones.” – Dr. Maria Montessori