Admission FAQ’s

Admission Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 4/25/2023

How do I get started?
The first step for everyone is the online application. All students on the waitlist must complete a new application for each school year, they don’t carry over from one year to the next.

Where do I fill out an enrollment application?
All enrollment documents can be found on our website. There are no printed admissions or enrollment forms; the process is 100% digital.

What is the timeline for enrollment?
Each year, Adeline Montessori will post the deadline for: 

  • Re-enrollment Letters of Commitment for current students
  • Applications for new students openings (Infant through age 3)
  • Lottery applications (4K through grade 8)

Anyone submitting an application after the deadline is placed on a waitlist. Returning students are not in the lottery (“once you are in, you are in”). The Letters of Commitment received from existing families will determine the number of openings in the classrooms.

Do siblings of students already enrolled need to apply?
All students must apply individually. All siblings get priority placement, but it is not guaranteed; please submit an application as soon as possible for consideration. The Letters of Commitment received will determine the number of openings in the classrooms.

I’m on the waitlist, what is the process?
New students may be admitted throughout the year as space becomes available, with special attention to the September and January DPI Head Count days for charter school students.

What is the lottery?
If there are applications submitted by the deadline that exceed the number of openings, we are required to have a lottery for 4K to grade 8. The lottery determines the order of the waitlist. The date of submission of the application determines the order for Infant to 3-year-old Primary students.

What happens if spots open up mid-year?
If a student leaves, AMS staff will contact the next family on the waitlist and parents will receive a Letter of Commitment and deadline. Once a Letter of Commitment is received, the child has a confirmed spot at AMS. Students in grades 1-8 will be invited for a shadow day, typically in April or May, joining other transitioning students.

Will there be an Open House? Can I get a tour?
An Open House is generally held in January, around the time the enrollment process starts and we encourage all applicants to attend the Open House. Anyone who missed the Open House can call for a tour of the building. Tours are offered in the mornings between 9 and 11 a.m., at a mutually convenient time for staff and parents.

What are the tuition rates?
The website has the tuition and Wrap Around care rates and the Letter of Commitment has the rates that each family is committing to.

  • Infant/ Toddler: The minimum number of programmatic days is 4 mornings with full day and wrap around care available for all students.
  • 4K: The state-funded portion of 4K is Monday through Thursday mornings with Friday mornings available with tuition.
  • 5K through grade 8: All programs are 5 full days.

Any questions regarding billing or invoicing should be directed to the administrative team at AMS.

All other Admissions questions should be directed to