Admission Procedures

Admission to the program is based upon child suitability, child/parent interest and commitment to the Montessori principles. Pre-testing is not required. Students are accepted regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, or national or ethnic origin.Parents who are interested in enrolling their children first must set up an appointment to tour the school and meet with the Director. This initial visit is usually without the child to enable the parents and Director to focus on the program. A typical admission sequence is as follows.

  • Parents visit, observe and meet with the Director.
  • Child and parents visit classroom, and meet with teacher and Director.
  • If accepted, and upon receipt of completed application forms, materials fee, deposit and registration fee, parents will be sent a letter of acceptance, along with other forms to be completed.


Enrollment of your child is considered a commitment for the entire school year. As such, any tuition monies paid can not be refunded, and any outstanding tuition balance is still owed. However, parents may cancel the enrollment if they inform the program in writing within 30 days after the date of their signed Application for Admission without penalty, except for forfeit of the registration fee. If enrollment is cancelled after said 30 days, the obligation to pay the full annual tuition is binding. Tuition is due regardless of absence due to illness, holidays or school closings.

A sibling discount of 10% (off the lower tuition) is available for the enrollment of a second child from the same family.

Financing Options

The Fall semester’s tuition is due by the preceding June 15. The Spring semester’s tuition is due by January 1 of the following year. The deposit is a part of the total tuition, and is applied toward the second semester’s tuition.A monthly payment plan is also available, which is typically 10 installments. The monthly plan is computed by subtracting the deposit from the total tuition and then dividing the remainder by the number of payments. A small finance charge will be included in each monthly payment.

  • An additional charge of $25 per month will be added for all payments 10 days past the due date.
  • An “overtime” charge of $1 per minute will be added for any child not picked up at his/her regular dismissal time.

Montessori Centre of Barrington welcomes all potential enrollees seeking Preschool/kindergarten and toddler programs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The admissions process at Montessori Centre of Barrington is between January and February to the following school year. In the Admissions section, you will find enrollment forms with details on the program offerings.

Key Dates in the Admissions Process
Schedule a Visit to Our School by email us at

January 9 - Application for Returning Students
Enrollment Form + Deposit + Materials due 1/31

February 1 - Application for New Students
Enrollment Form + Deposit + Materials + Registration Fee due 2/28

June 9 – Student Package delivery

Admissions Process

The Montessori Centre of Barrington admissions process involves a parent and child meeting with the Director as well as a tour of the facility and discussion of the curriculum and expectations. The aim of this process is to eliminate any misconceptions related to the program prior to committing to the school year. Due to COVID-19 Montessori Centre of Barrington is currently hosting pre-scheduled in person tours before or after school hours. Please contact for more information on our program and to schedule a tour.

Deposits are applied to the tuition balance and are non-refundable. Spaces will be granted following the completion of the requirements as outlined above. Priority will be granted to 5-day, Full and Extended day candidates.

If interested in enrolling in the current school year, please email us to to inquire on space availability.




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