For those applying for 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
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.
A complete admissions file for
WEMS includes an application, a non-refundable $50.00 fee, attendance at one of our observation
tours and a child interview or visit.
Visit or Interview
Toddler applications do not require an interview.
Early Childhood interviews and Elementary all day visits provide
an opportunity for
your child to evaluate language
and his/her ability to follow directions.
academic needs and assess where
child's placement would
be most successful in our program.
received your application,
will call to schedule
Completing the Enrollment Process
letter of acceptance is received, please complete and return the enrollment
contract non-refundable deposit to save your child's space. Payments start
in July for the following school year. At the beginning of the school
year, new parents attend a mandatory orientation meeting. 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!
Janet Gallagher, Head
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.