Inquiry and Application

To be considered for admission, families must complete these steps:

Attend an Open House or Info Session

Cambridge Montessori School is excited to welcome current and prospective families to visit our school for upcoming admissions events! Our admission events are thoughtfully planned to give you a full picture of our community of learners.

Please attend a morning Information Session on May11th, 18th or 25th at 9:15am at our Toddler/Primary building which is located at 161 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138. Morning Information Sessions are for parents and children and refreshments will be provided.

Our All-School Open Houses were held on October 30, 2016 and January 5th at 7:00pm. Our next Open House and will take place in our Toddler/ Primary building located at 161 Garden Street, Cambridge MA 02138 on May 25th at 7:00pm. This evening Open House will be a parent only event, and will consist of a school overview, details regarding our admissions process, and a tour of the classrooms.

Please stay tuned for more information or email

Parent Visit

After submitting an enrollment contract the Admissions office will call to schedule a morning to visit our school for a tour, classroom observation, and to meet with Jenifer, our Director of Admissions. Visits for the 2017-2018 academic year begin in late October. Given the limited number of appointments available, we are only able to accommodate one visit per family. Families applying at more than one grade level do not need to schedule separate visits.

Complete Application for Admission by January 15th


The application deadline was January 15, 2017. Applications received after January 15th will be processed on a rolling basis. Completed applications, including records for current and former schools, AISNE teacher evaluation(s), and the non-refundable $55 application fee must be received by February 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office.


Submit Supporting Documentation by February 1st

Please submit records release form along with AISNE teacher evaluation to your child’s current school. Once completed, be sure to see that the current school sends school records along with the teacher evaluation(s) directly to the Admissions Office at Cambridge Montessori by February 1st. This step is not required for children who have not yet attended a school or similar program.

Child Visit

Child visits for the Toddler & Primary Program will occur in January and February and is our opportunity to get to know your child in a playgroup setting. For our older students in Elementary and Middle School will spend part of the morning in a classroom as part of their introduction to our upper school. While applicants visit, parents have the opportunity to speak with members of our parent community. 

For Families Applying for Financial Aid

The financial aid application deadline has been extended. Prospective families who are interested in applying for financial aid must complete a financial aid application by February 1st.  All documentation must be submitted to FAST directly.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CMS is a non-sectarian institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national or cultural origin, sexual orientation, family style, political belief, or disability in the administration of its admissions, financial assistance, education or employment practices.

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