Thank you for your interest in Decatur Montessori School. In order to ensure that applicants to our school have the convenience of fast track Admission process, we have the provision for Online application in the Applications tab. However if one is comfortable one can still print the application forms available in the Applications tab or below and submit the application physically. DMS accepts applications throughout the year. The school year begins in June and continues through May of the following year.
Step 1: Introductory tour and Application
After reading the information on this website, you may join us for one of our introductory tours conducted periodically at 9:30 AM; please call or email for upcoming dates or simply click this link Schedule a Tour, fill in and submit the brief form. The introductory tour is an informational session geared for parents/grandparents and lasts about an hour and a half. There will be an opportunity for your child to see the school during the interview. At the end of the tour, either we already have your Online application or you have brought one with you or you can fill up the application right there while you are at the school. A non –refundable application fee in the amount of $75 is payable. Applications are valid for one year from the date of receipt.
Step 2: Interview
Once your application has been reviewed, you will be invited for a personal interview. Primary age children at this time have the ability to interact with their peers in the classroom. The interview is an excellent time for all your important and not-so-important queries to be addressed.
Admissions are on first come first served basis depending upon availability of space. The precise date of Admission would be kindly advised at the time of interview.
Once your child is accepted for Admission, you have the option to choose a 12 month or a 10 month schedule with a confirmation payment equal to one twelfth of the annual tuition (for 12-month) or one tenth of the annual tuition (for 10-month) schedule. The 10 month schedule is available only for Primary community.
Tuition fee is payable in advance and is due at the beginning of each month. The school prorates the annual tuition if your child’s enrollment begins part-way during the school year. DMS offers all-day, year-round Montessori programs and the tuition fee is assessed based on the number of school days available in the school year which compares very favorably to programs at other institutions.