For those applying for this or the next academic year, tours and child visits are scheduled by appointment until all spots have been filled.  Listed below is an overview of the admissions process which is designed to help familiarize you with the programs available at West End Montessori School (WEMS).


Attending a Tour

Tours are scheduled by appointment and are for adults only. On a Classroom Tour, you will spend approximately 30 minutes visiting the classrooms and watching our program in action. We speak in depth about the Montessori curriculum and answer any questions you might have.


Completing the Application

A complete admissions file for WEMS includes an enrollment application, a non-refundable $50.00 fee, attendance at one of our observation tours and a child interview or visit.  While we prefer and strongly encourage that you tour the school before sending in an application, if you are unable to do so, please download an application and return it with your fee.


Attending a Child Visit or Interview

Upon receipt of your child’s application and fee, Early Childhood applicants will be scheduled for an interview for the coming year.  The interview process takes approximately 30 minutes.  One of our teachers will invite your child to work with him/her in a classroom.  Elementary applicants will be scheduled to visit our Elementary class for the day.  Toddler applications do not require an interview.


Completing the Enrollment Process

Upon completion of a successful Early Childhood interview or Elementary visit, you will be notified and a contract sent to you. A Toddler contract will be sent upon receipt of the application and fee.  Please return this contract with your $600.00 deposit.  Your child's space is not guaranteed until I have received your contract and deposit. If your child has been placed on a waiting list, we will contact you to complete the enrollment process should a space become available.

For more information regarding admissions, please contact me at (804) 523-7536 or


Thanks again for your interest in West End Montessori School. I look forward to hearing from you!





Janet Gallagher, Head of School


West End Montessori School is committed to principles of equal educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion or national origin as provided by law and in accordance with our understanding of Montessori's respect for childhood. 


We provide a nut and nut butter free environment for the safety of all of our children.