Admissions step by step
Fill in our enquiry form to get started and our office will get in touch with you to arrange a visit. Applications are accepted throughout the year, but we will only offer places in the school at specific times.
Following your enquiry, families are invited to visit/tour the school and speak with our admin team and Principal. Children are also welcome to attend the visit if you wish. The office is able to advise you of the next available tour date; tours are held on the last Wednesday of the month at 4 pm.
EMAS operates a Waiting Pool rather than a Waiting List. Siblings of current pupils, and children that have attended other Montessori schools are given priority. We also prioritise families making a commitment to the Elementary programme, and families who join EMAS at 3 years old or earlier.
Other considerations affecting children’s admission are as follows: the balance of ages in the class, whether the school can support any additional needs (including English as an Additional Language), and the family’s familiarity with the Montessori philosophy and approach.
Once your application form is returned and you have paid the application fee, your child’s place in the Waiting Pool will be confirmed.
The main enrolment time for Children’s House and Elementary is August, with a second intake in January where space allows. It may be possible to join Infant Community at the start of the summer term (March/April).
In the term before your child’s preferred start date, you will be contacted with either an offer-of-place or an indication that your child remains in the Waiting Pool.
In order to accept the place, you must confirm your acceptance in writing (either letter or e-mail) and pay the relevant fees. This acceptance comprises a legal document that binds both the family and school to the Terms and Conditions.
If you choose not to accept an offered place, you may postpone your child’s start date. He or she then re-enters the Waiting Pool.