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.


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

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Tuition and Deposits

2019-2020 School Year


$8,100 for Children's House
$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:

8:15 - 2:30 Monday - Friday

Lower Elementary:

8:00 - 3:00 Monday - Friday

Extended Care:

Beginning at 7:30  Monday - Friday

Ending at  5:30 Monday - Friday

Sweetbay School Calendar 2018-2019 (pdf)


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.