Sweetbay Montessori School

An Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori School

An Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori School

An Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori School An Early Childhood & Elementary Montessori School

About Admission to Sweetbay

Sweetbay Montessori is an independent, nonprofit school with a defined admissions process. During the admissions period, each prospective student is evaluated based on his or her readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. It is equally important to determine whether the parents’ educational philosophy and expectations are compatible with Sweetbay Montessori School.

Application Deadline for Priority Admission - March 15.

NOTE: We are still accepting applications for limited space in the Elementary Program


Admissions Process


Please note that we are currently using a modified Admissions Process following the guidelines of the CDC and local officials to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Details here.

Inquire and Tour:
Contact us by phone, email, or the web form linked below to schedule a tour. Prospective students should attend the tour. Families interested in applying for admission will receive an Application Packet at the tour.


Submit a completed Application for Admission with application fee.

The application deadline to be considered for priority admission is March 15.


(Elementary families)

You will be invited to observe our students at work in the classroom.


You will meet with the Head of School to share your expectations and to learn more about our school’s philosophy and policies.


(Kindergarten and Elementary students)

Prospective students will be invited to visit the classroom during the school day.


Families that are accepted for admission will be invited to submit an Enrollment Agreement and enrollment deposit to hold a place at Sweetbay.

Priority for Admission:

  1. Returning Sweetbay students
  2. Siblings of Sweetbay students
  3. Students with previous Montessori education
  4. New students


Tuition and Deposits


Sweetbay has an Indexed Tuition structure to set tuition rates based on what each enrolled family can reasonably afford, up to full tuition. Families interested in applying for Indexed Tuition complete the regular admissions process. Indexed tuition is determined through a separate application. More information

Full Tuition

$8,500 for Children's House
$9,100 for Elementary

Payment options: Annual, Biannual, and Monthly

Non-Refundable Application Fee:

Non-Refundable Tuition Deposit:
$500 - applied toward tuition

(Reduced deposit of $250 / student for siblings)

Early Day and Extended Day:
$TBD - Registered and Prepaid

$TBD - Drop In (based on availability)


School Hours and Calendar


School Hours

Children's House:

8:15 - 2:30 Monday - Friday


8:00 - 3:00 Monday - Friday

Early Day / Extended Day:

Beginning at 7:30  Monday - Friday

Ending at  5:00 Monday - Friday

School Session Calendar 2019-2020 (docx)


Sweetbay Montessori School welcomes all students and does not exclude, deny admission to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, cultural heritage, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability for participation in, or receipt of the services under any of its programs and activities.