How to Apply

To be considered for admission, families first complete the online application. This application begins here with an initial Inquiry and follows through a process of steps managed together with our Admissions Office at Harborlight.

Introductions. The admissions process is personalized. Help us make introductions by calling, emailing, or completing the form above. We are excited to meet you!

Tour. The best way to learn more about our school is to visit on a school day. You can schedule an appointment or come to an Open House. 

Observe. We encourage you to spend 30 minutes observing at the level to which you child is applying. A classroom visit helps you understand the prepared environment, the teacher-child relationship, the “whole-child” approach, and the Montessori materials. You can learn first-hand about the education your child will experience at our school.

Apply. While applications are accepted throughout the year on a space-available basis, we encourage you to apply by February 1st for the following school year. You may apply by submitting all application materials along with the $50 non-refundable application fee.

Parent Visit.  This is a chance for you to meet with the  Director of Admission or the Program Director to talk about your expectations for your child’s education. It is also a chance for us to get to know you. Before meeting with you we will review the student records, reports and teacher evaluations from your child’s current school. 

Student Visit. Once an application is received, we ask that your child visit a classroom. This is an opportunity for your child to get to know us better. If your child is a candidate to grade 1-8, the teacher will administer a student assessment tool to help us determine grade level placement. 

Notification. Harborlight Montessori has rolling admissions as space allows. You may apply at any time during the academic year. All candidates will be notified the admission decision in writing.