Admissions

Thank you for your interest in our school.  Our admissions process is focused to give each parent multiple opportunities to experience what our school would be like for their child and family. Our school’s mission is to work with all students to guide them on the path to becoming effective, self-directed learners who are caring and confident people participating in their communities. As the Montessori method works for children, whether quiet or fiery, verbal- or tactile-leaning learners, the Montessori classroom affords the time and resources to help each child find their path and balance in a social academic setting. We hope you find the information provided here helpful and encourage you to come for a visit.

— Colleen Lowe Smith, Director of Admissions

The campus is currently closed, and we are conducting classes at all levels remotely. Please contact Colleen for admissions and enrollment information, or to view the school virtually: click here to send a note, or to send a full request for information please complete the Request for Information form.

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“I can never forget the skills I learned and the memories I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I know that Montessori endowed me with the creative intellect and independent learning style that has defined me as a student, and pushed me to go above and beyond what is required.” — MSN alumni, upon college acceptance

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Our campus is currently closed for the health and safety of our community. We are conducting classes remotely. Contact our Director of Admissions to find out more or view our classrooms virtually!

Tours: Tours occur throughout the year on an individual and group basis. Tours are for adults and include time for observation in the classrooms and conversation with our Director of Admissions. School day tours provide a wonderful view into the multi-age Montessori classroom in action.

ciana-and-amaliaOpen Houses: We hold three open houses a year, two on a weekend day and one on a weekday evening. Open Houses provide you with the opportunity to explore our buildings and grounds. We encourage you to wander the classrooms and speak with faculty and staff to learn more about Montessori education.

Child Visits: A visit for your child will be scheduled once an application is on file with our Admissions Office. Young children will visit with a parent for a tour and play time in a classroom for about 30-45 minutes. Children applying to our elementary programs will visit on their own for a full morning or full day session as scheduling allows.

Please contact our Director of Admissions, Colleen Lowe-Smith, to find out more or view photos of our classrooms! click here to send an email.Playground

You can use the following guidelines for your application process:

 Call or email Director of Admissions Colleen Lowe Smith to request an inquiry packet and to schedule a tour. Click to Request Information

 Tour our campus! (Virtual tours available while campus is closed for the health and safety of the community)

 Send completed application form and $35 application fee

Download and complete our Application
Send completed application form and $35 application fee to:
MSN – Admissions
51 Bates Street
Northampton, MA 01060

 Request to be forwarded to MSN as applicable:

  •  Records request for all schools attended.(Form included in application)
  • Learning assessments and evaluations.

Elementary and Middle School applicants only:

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions, Colleen Lowe Smith, by phone (413-586-4538 x103) or click here to e-mail. We are happy to discuss any questions and appreciate being in open communication with your family.

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