Admission Process

The admissions cycle for the ’24 -’25 school year for toddler – kindergarten students is open Sept ’23 – June ’24. 

The admissions cycle for the ’24 -’25 school year for 1st – 8th grade student is open Sept ’23 – May ’24. 

The admissions cycle for the ’25 – ’26 school year will open in Sept ’24. 

Potential Family Inquiry Form

Admissions appointments are for potential placement in our waiting pool.

All programs are full for the current school year.

Children from 18 months of age through eighth grade are eligible for admission to MSH. Because the Montessori curriculum is uniquely designed based on interdependent phases of development, we encourage enrollment at an early age for maximum benefit. Enrollment is granted to children at MSH with an understanding that the family intends to commit to the duration of the curriculum cycle in which the child is enrolled, i.e. a 3-5 year cycle for children in early childhood programs, a 6-year cycle for children in the elementary programs, and a 2-3 year cycle in the adolescent community.

  1. Virtual admission appointment: Our virtual admissions appointments are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To initiate the admission process, prospective families should schedule a 20-30 minute virtual appointment with our Admission Director between September and December each year. Families who apply during this application period receive priority consideration for available openings for the upcoming school year. Please review our Family Handbook and Calendar ahead of the meeting. To schedule an admissions appointment, please fill out our Potential Family Admission Inquiry. Once we have received your inquiry, our Admission Director will contact you to schedule your appointment.
  2. Submit application and nonrefundable $150 application fee: An application packet will be emailed to interested families following the admission interview. The completed application, fee, and requested records as applicable (see below) are required for families to move forward with the next step in the application process.
  3. Student records/transcripts:
    1. Complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) and submit to the Admissions Director. (included in the application packet for toddler and primary applicants only) The ASQ-3 is a screening tool that provides a snapshot of your child’s development. The ASQ-3 supports our ability to individualize children’s education and to evaluate availability of resources to meet each child’s needs.
    2. Student Records: If your child is currently attending another school, please request their records to be sent to the Montessori School of Huntsville ATTN: Admission 15975 Chaney Thompson Rd. Huntsville, AL 35803.
    3. Letters of Introduction: For children rising to 1st-8th grades, we request a Letter of Introduction from the child’s current or most recent teacher.
    4. Immunization Record: A current Alabama Immunization Record must be on file for your child’s first day of school. Delays in submission of this document will postpone the start date for your child and tuition will not be prorated for days missed.
  4. Child and family interview: Families who apply during the application period will be contacted between January and February to schedule the child and family interview. Interviews are conducted between February and March. For families who apply later in the year, interviews will be scheduled following receipt of the application, fee, and records.
  5. Student Trial Day: A student trial day is scheduled for rising 1st-8th grade students.
  6. Notification of enrollment status: Assuming that families, guides, and the administrator agree that enrollment is recommended, your child will be assigned to a class or, if enrollment is full, placed in the waiting pool for the intended program.
  7. Enrollment Appointment to sign admission documents and enrollment agreement: Admission paperwork and the enrollment contract will be offered during an in-person or virtual Enrollment Appointment with our Head of School or Admissions Director. All admission and financial documents must be completed in full and signed before your child will be able to attend their first day of school. A supply fee is due on March 1 or at the time of enrollment if enrollment occurs after March 1.

Enrollment in MSH is renewed annually, with the student records updated and fees required each year. Currently enrolled families have priority registration in the month of December to secure their place for the next year before enrollment is opened to the community at large on January 1.

Group Tours

You can join one of our group tours before or after your virtual admissions appointment. If our scheduled group tour times do not fit your schedule, please let us know, and we will work to accommodate your needs. Group tours will begin in October, and booking will open in September. 

To be contacted by our admissions director to begin your virtual admissions appointment, please fill out our potential family admission inquiry. 

Should you have questions about the admission process, MSH program offerings, or Montessori in general, please feel free to call.

Office Hours 9-3pm: 256.881.3790