Admissions 2021-22 (updated April 15)

The Montessori House School in Tenafly, NJ is accepting applications and currently making placements for September 2021 (School Year 2021-22) and for our 2021 Summer Session.

Deadlines Approaching:

  • 2021 Summer Session: 50% of Summer Session fees are due now, with the balance due June 4th.  Rolling admissions continue for Summer.  Full-day option only (M-F, 8:30 -3:00).  Two sessions: a) 3 weeks starting June 14, and a) 4 weeks starting July 6.  Students may enroll for either session or the full 7 weeks.  Information on fees for Summer Session here.
  • Rolling Admissions for September: We can offer immediate placement to families applying to enroll for next school year (2021-22).  After we receive your application, we’ll send you an Enrollment Agreement (tuition contract) which we ask you to sign and return with your tuition deposit.   See full 2021-22 tuition details on our application.  New students will be invited to start before Labor Day for several shorter days, to “phase-in” to their new school experience.

UPDATE Covid-19:  As you may know, after closing in March, 2020, in compliance with Governor Murphy’s order, The Montessori House School reopened for full-time, in-person instruction on June 15, 2020.  Since that time, we’ve been open, in person, on our regular school schedule (including After Care), and look forward to completing the current school year in early June.

Although we don’t know exactly what the future holds (at least in terms of the Covid-19 requirements and restrictions for The Montessori House School), families can continue to look to our school for top-notch, Montessori early childhood education for School Year 2021-22 and during our 2021 Summer Session.  We welcome children from ages 2-1/2 years through 6 years.

We invite interested families to tour The Montessori House School.  We’re not permitted to have visitors during school hours, but we’re available for tours after 4:15 p.m. on weekdays or on the weekends. 

Please call or text us at 201-816-8343 or email us at

Summary of our enrollment process: 

We take applications throughout the year.  We’re now in a period of rolling admissions for School Year 2021-22 and for 2021 Summer Session.

We have full-day and half-day Montessori programs openings available for children born after October 15, 2013 including:

  • For ages 5 & 6 years old: our mixed age Montessori Kindergarten program (full-day)
  • For ages 30 months to 4 years old: our mixed age Montessori Pre-Primary program (full-day or half-day AM or PM)

To be considered for placement, families submit a paid application (download here) and visit the school for a tour.

You can find our  tuition rates  and summer fees here.   But do come visit, to find out why The Montessori House is so special and a great value!

We offer tours most school days.  Tours are most informative  when the classroom is filled with students and teachers, but that’s not possible under the current Covid restrictions.   Consequently, we prefer to conduct tours when classes are in session.  A personal, private tour  usually take about 45 minutes, with a generous amount of time in one or two classrooms — depending on your child’s age, we will show you the program they would enter initially, but also show you the programs available in future years.

Note, if you have childcare available, you may prefer to schedule a time to visit without your child.  In our experience, visiting parents get the most from their time observing in our classrooms when they don’t have to also keep an eye on a toddler.   But, if that’s not convenient for you, we want you to visit and are happy to have your child accompany you tor a tour.

We generally schedule tours to start between 9:00 and 10:15 in the morning, or around 1:00 in the afternoon.

You may schedule a personal tour by texting/calling us at 201-816-8343.  Or, we’ll contact you: e-mail us at with your phone number and your child’s birth date, and we’ll reach out to schedule a visit.

We urge families interested in entering September 2021 to act now: schedule a school visit and submit an application .

For more information please contact us text/call us at 201-816-8343.

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