Sweetbay 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.

The admissions period for new families begins on March 1. Sweetbay begins making and communicating admissions decisions on April 15.


Admissions Process


Contact us by phone, email, or the web form linked below to attend an Open House or schedule a tour.

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

(During school year only)


Submit a completed Application for Admission with application deposit.


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


Prospective students for third year Children’s House (Kindergarten) and Elementary will be invited to visit the classroom.


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 admitted 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

Please note that these rates are for the 2019-2020 school year and will change for 2020-2021:

Full Tuition

$8,100 for Children's House - Full Day
$8,750 for Elementary

Payment options: Annual, Biannual, and Monthly

Non-Refundable Application Deposit:
$100 - applied toward tuition for those enrolled

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

(Reduced deposit of $250 / student for siblings)

Extended Care:
$6 / hour - Registered and Prepaid

$9 / hour - Drop In (based on availability)


School Hours and Calendar


School Hours

Children's House - Full Day:

8:15 - 2:30 Monday - Friday

Children's House - Partial Day:

8:15 - 12:30 Monday - Friday

(The Partial Day program is under review for continuation in 2020-2021)

Lower Elementary:

8:00 - 3:00 Monday - Friday

Early Day / Extended Day:

Beginning at 7:30  Monday - Friday

Ending at  5:30 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.