The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston welcomes inquiries throughout the year. Prospective students and families may contact the Admissions' office at:
61 Rockwood Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Following the initial inquiry, parents are asked to directly download our admissions packet from the website. The next step is to schedule a tour and an interview with the family. Tours are most often scheduled while school is in session. An admission's representative meets with each family and conducts the interview.
We welcome applications from all interested families. Our admission process is guided by the Montessori philosophy, which in essence is to create an environment that fosters and serves each child individually. As such, we appreciate the inherent difference among families and believe that such differences become inspirational to all. All classes are multi-age, and the school will make every reasonable effort to balance each class with respect to age and gender. We accept children from 2 months to 7 years and diversify our student body across racial, cultural, ethnic, religious, social, and economic lines.
Our admissions procedure begins with learning about the family. Our main goal is to ensure that our educational objectives and goals are similar. Families are expected to work with the school in a spirit of collaboration that will support their child and the school's mission.
Acceptance and admission are based on the appropriateness of the school for each individual student and family. A Montessori environment may not be the best choice for serving children with certain learning differences, developmental needs or disabilities (i.e.: severe ADHD, profound learning disability or serious and/or disruptive behavioral disorders). We make every effort to accommodate a child who may need physical assistance.
In order to start the admission procedure the online inquiry form must be submitted electronically. Once received, we will respond timely to schedule a family visit with the head of school and Executive Director. This family interview allows us to share the goals, practices and policies of the school. In return, we expect to learn about your family's goals and your child's specific needs. During this visit the admission application will be completed with the non refundable application fee. The Application fee is $425.00 per child. A follow up interview will be scheduled for the child/children solely with the classrooms teacher. A decision letter will then be sent to your residence and also emailed to the parents and or guardians.
Upon receipt of the decision letter, parents must accept or refuse to join BMSB within five business days. If you do not reply accordingly, the offered spot will be deferred to another candidate.
Acceptance of placement in the program is confirmed by the submission of a signed admission contract and payment of one third of the yearly tuition. This deposit is non-refundable. No student is considered enrolled until the funds are received.
A yearly renewal commitment letter is sent home in January and is due upon receipt so we can accommodate other candidates.
Admissions decisions are first based on the number of openings Bilingual Montessori School of Boston has at any given time. Existing students are offered first opportunity for re-enrollment. Priority then goes to siblings, and other Montessori children, respectively. The Head of School reserves the right to adjust enrollment placement of children at any time.
The number of children who can be accommodated depends on program guidelines and state regulations. When space is unavailable at the time of application, children may be placed in a waiting pool at the parents' request.
Admission Process Dates
The Bilingual Montessori School of Boston is open five days a week, from September through mid-June. For our Toddler and Primary Program, the half-day 8:00am to 11:45am program spaces are limited. Parents are encouraged to inquire within for more information. School vacations, scheduled school closing, are posted in the school calendar.
|Our Boston Campus has rolling admissions|
|September – January
Campus tours and interviews are offered to
Admissions Open HousesDecember – January
Applicants for our Primary and Toddler Program
Letters of decision are mailedMarch 15
Admissions Reply DateApril 10
Accepted students visit BMSB
The purpose of a dress code is to minimize the influence of superficial matters in a Montessori community that places high value on the healthy development of mind, body, and spirit. A standard of appearance emphasizes the seriousness of our Montessori mission.
Dress Code for Boys
Dress Code for Girls
Notez Bien: All our Toddlers and Primary students, must wear daily the cardigan with the school emblem.
Uniform Available at Lands End