"The greatest sign of success for a to be able to say, the children are now working as if I did not exist."

 -Dr. Maria Montessori

To apply for Admission, send VCMS:

  • Completed application

  • Three letters of recommendation

    • two professional and one personal

  • Personal statement explaining your interest in Montessori education

  • Completed transcript request form allowing VCMS to obtain high school or college transcript or send official transcripts from most recent educational institution

    • required by end of internship

    • VCMS transcript request form will be emailed upon contact

  • $100.00 non-refundable application fee

  • Check should be payable to VCMS/WEMS

Once all application materials are received, an admissions interview will be scheduled with the program directors, either in person or via a phone conference call.  A successful interview will lead to an adult learner contract.  The adult learner will be fully accepted into the program upon receipt of the signed contract, a $500.00 tuition deposit and the $300.00 accreditation and affiliation fee. Applications must be postmarked by May 1st.  Applications received after this date will be charged a $200.00 late processing fee. Once accepted into VCMS, the intern will be responsible for locating a VCMS approved practicum site.  VCMS will provide information about area Montessori schools.


TRANSFER CREDITS PROCEDURE:  VCMS accepts applications from adult learners who want to transfer from other MACTE accredited AMS affiliated or non-AMS affiliated programs.  Email VCMS for policy and details.


VCMS admits students and hires staff of any race, religion, national or ethnic origin.  VCMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin or any other protected class in employment or administration of its educational policies.