“An environment-based education movement–at all levels of education–will help students realize

that school isn’t supposed to be a polite form of incarceration, but a portal to the wider world.” 

― Richard Louv

Application Process

1.  Get to know Journey Montessori School. A great way to begin the process is by attending one of our Open Houses, which are held twice each year. If there is not a scheduled Open House that is convenient for you please submit your information on our contact form and we will reach out to you.

2.  Submit an application. After attending an open house or speaking with a member of our staff, submit an application if you are interested in enrolling your child at Journey. You will find the application on the menu bar above, under admissions, or by clicking on this link.

3.  Meet with our staff. The information provided in the application is only one part of the picture. We like to meet with the parent(s)/guardian(s) to discuss what your goals are for your child and explain our school’s philosophy.

4.  Schedule a visit for your child. The next step is to have your child visit the school. This will give our staff an opportunity to interact with your child in the classroom. The length of the visit will vary based on the age and comfort level of your child.

5.  Applicant review. We will schedule a meeting with you to discuss the child’s visit and determine if Journey is a good fit for your child and your family.

6.  Offer of Enrollment. We will notify you if your child is accepted into an available spot in the next class. You will receive registration paperwork that must be submitted along with a deposit in the amount of $1,000 to secure placement. This deposit is a non-refundable, annual deposit which is applied to the tuition for the coming school year.

Make A Difference!

When you make a contribution, you change a child's life.  Please consider donating so that more children can experience their own Journey.

Famous Montessori Alumni

Joshua Bell, violinist

Jeff Bezos, founder & CEO of

T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician

Sergey Brin & Larry Page, founders of Google

Julia Child, chef and author

George Clooney, actor

Peter Drucker, management guru

Anne Frank, WWII diarist

Katherine Graham, past owner and editor, Washington Post

Helen Hunt, actress

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former first lady and book editor

Devi Sridhar, youngest-ever American Rhodes scholar

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

More Montessori students: Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, HM Queen Noor of Jordan, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales

Montessori parents: Bill and Hillary Clinton; Willie Nelson; Steve Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith; Yo Yo Ma

Montessori advocates: Erik Erikson, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Fred Rogers, Bertrand Russell, Leo Tolstoy and Alice Waters

Did you know?

Alexander Graham Bell founded two of the first Montessori schools in the U.S. and Canada.

Thomas Edison founded a Montessori school in the U.S.

Jean Piaget, noted psychologist, was head of the Swiss Montessori Society.

Woodrow Wilson created a Montessori classroom in the basement of the White House for his daughter.