The admissions process at Ithaca Montessori School occurs in phases based on availability within the program. Enrollment is rolling in the infant and toddler programs year round. The academic year runs from July to June. The primary program’s academic school year runs from September to June followed by the option for IMS Summer Camp in July and August.
The first step in the admissions process is to fill out an application at no cost and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is reviewed and the family is contacted by email after receipt of the application to notify if there is space or if the child will be waitlisted. If there is space in the program, the family will be invited to visit the school prior to deciding on moving forward to the next step. The Program Director will also offer the option to meet via Zoom prior to the visit to talk about the program. Once the Zoom meeting and/or school visit has taken place, the Program Director will send all documentation necessary to secure the spot within the program.
Families that are waitlisted are contacted by the Program Director when a space becomes available. It does not cost anything to stay on the waitlist for an extended period of time and you do not have to reapply for each level if you are waitlisted. Families can opt to be removed from the waitlist at any time.
You may either fill out the form below and submit your application online or you can download and print our PDF Application.