Hoboken Montessori School
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ADMISSIONS PROCESS 2018-2019 There is limited availability for the 2018-2019 school year. Please contact the school if you are interested in admissions, 201-656-7300 ext 1 or 2.

1. PARENT TOURS & OPEN HOUSES: Prospective parents are required to attend either a Small Group Tour or Open House to become educated on the Montessori teaching philosophy as part of the admissions process. Small Group Tours include a guided tour and an opportunity to observe our classrooms in session.

  • Small Group Tours: For 2018-2019 Admissions Only. Registration is required below and there is limited capacity at each tour. :
    *Held on Thursdays 9-10:30 am *Dates: April 12, 19, 26,May 3, 10,17, 31, June 7
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ALL SMALL GROUP TOURS by clicking here. You will receive an email confirming your selected tour date or alternate date if tour is full.

2. ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM: 2018-2019 applications are available online. All applications must be submitted online and will be reviewed on a rolling basis based upon availability. We suggest calling the school to check availability before applying. An application is considered complete once we have received the online application form, application fee, and a copy of your child's birth certificate. The non-refundable/non-transferable application fee is $75 plus a $3 credit card processing fee (if applicable). In addition, you must attend a Small Group Tour or an Open House as part of the admissions process, however you may apply prior to attending a tour. Parent/child visits will be scheduled once both items are complete. Please submit an application form for each child applying.
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Requirements for New Students

  • Toddler Program: 1 1/2 yrs by Oct 1
  • Pre-Primary Program: 2 yrs old by Oct 1
  • Primary Program*: 3 yrs old by Oct 1 - Kindergarten
*Children are required to be fully toilet trained.

Priority is given to

  • Siblings of current students (Siblings must be concurrently enrolled for priority to apply to a sibling.) & Transferring Montessori Students

3. PARENT/CHILD VISIT: Once a completed application is submitted and you have attended a tour, your application will be reviewed for consideration. Upon review of our enrollment, HMS may contact you for a parent/child visit with you and your child. Parent/Child visits give parents, teachers, and administrators an opportunity to ask questions and observe your child in a classroom environment.

4. NOTIFICATION: HMS will notify you via email of your child’s acceptance status within 3 days of your Parent/Child visit. Depending on availability, children, who are accepted into the Pre-Primary program, are 2.5 years by October 1 and attend 5 days per week may be offered placement in the Primary program. An additional Parent/Child visit may be required before placement.

5. ACCEPTANCE: If your child is accepted, you will need to return the enrollment contract, tuition deposit, and other fees via TADS by the date stated in your acceptance letter. The tuition deposit and all fees are non-refundable. Tuition payments will start on the first day of the month.

Hoboken Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.


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“Our aim is not only to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. We do not want complacent pupils, but eager ones.” – Dr. Maria Montessori