Admissions

Admissions Process | Enrollment Forms | Program Schedules & Tuition

Admissions Process

North End Montessori School accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis. Students are enrolled year-round as openings become available in each of our programs, including: Toddler Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Enrichment Programs, and Summer Sessions.

Our streamlined admissions process and flexible schedules ensure that children and families experience an easy and positive transition to our multi-age classrooms from their homes or other programs.

Our tuition for this comprehensive early childhood private school education represents outstanding value. Students and families benefit from our dedicated academic programs and before and after school care.Montessori School Tour

How to Tour Our Campus

Before you begin the admissions process, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a campus tour. Parents are welcome to tour with their children. All tours are by appointment, at 9:00, 9:30, or 10:00 a.m. This allows visitors to observe and experience student and teacher interaction during the morning work cycle throughout our various classroom environments.

How to Apply for Enrollment at North End Montessori School

    • Schedule a tour (optional but encouraged)
    • Complete the enrollment forms listed in the links below
    • Submit the enrollment forms via email, fax, or in-person delivery
    • Address: North End Montessori School, 698 Beech Street, Manchester, NH 03104

Early application is encouraged, as space & schedule availability in all classrooms is limited due to the individual attention we provide. School administrators review all submissions and contact applicants to confirm enrollment availability details and next-steps to ensure beneficial experiences for parents and students.

Enrollment Fee

A one-time enrollment fee of $100 per student is payable upon his or her acceptance into a North End Montessori School program.

Enrollment Forms

Required Enrollment Forms:

Other Forms:

Program Schedules & Tuition

We provide early childhood Montessori education in greater Manchester, NH for children 15 months to 10 years old. Our year-round programming is convenient, affordable, and competitive with local child care and other private schools. Our academic programs currently include Toddler Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten and Elementary School grades 1-4. Individual programs and flexible payment options are also available.

Toddler Childcare

Toddler Childcare at North End Montessori School is open to children 15 months to 2.9 years old. Students benefit from our Montessori-inspired nurturing environment, hands on activities, and low teacher-student ratio. Our dedicated toddler campus currently features 8 impeccably clean classrooms with all new Montessori-inspired materials and a secure outdoor play space. Each class hosts 12 students with two teachers for an optimal 1:6 student-teacher ratio.

In this critical time of human development, an educational approach is important. Montessori-inspired Toddler Childcare at North End Montessori School is a true learning environment, while traditional daycare focuses more on child care than education.

Toddler Childcare Schedule

Year-round Toddler Childcare at North End Montessori School may include 5-day, 3-day, or 2-day programs, with flexible hours designed to accommodate students and families:

Preschool

Preschool at North End Montessori School is for children 2.9 to 6 years old. Class ratios are one teacher per 12 students, and class sizes are up to 24 students with two full time teachers. Learning experiences in early childhood are vastly important for students’ developing minds. If given opportunities in early childhood, students as young as 3 years old can understand that they have unique gifts and abilities.

Our preschool academic curriculum and environment helps students to build individual confidence, communication skills, compassion, patience and leadership abilities. This differs from traditional preschool settings with “homogenized” environments that focus on student similarities. Montessori classrooms recognize, encourage, and celebrate the unique gifts and talents of each student.

Preschool Schedule

Year-round Preschool at North End Montessori School may include 5-day, 3-day or 2-day programs with flexible hours designed to accommodate students and families:

Montessori KindergartenKindergarten

Kindergarten at North End Montessori School begins at age 5 as of September 30. In a Montessori school, Kindergarten is a capstone year (or keystone or foundation year) in which students are considered leaders of the multi-age classroom. As they complete 36 months in the same classroom with the same teacher and learning materials, they become class leaders who practice sharing their knowledge through informal lessons for younger students – which also reinforces their own lessons.

As younger students view them as class experts and seek their assistance, Kindergarteners benefit from opportunities to enhance their self-esteem, confidence, concentration, ability to communicate, ability to understand and reason, and ability to show compassion and patience for younger peers.

Unless students receive this exposure to developmental opportunities, it’s otherwise difficult to hone these critical interpersonal and life skills at age 5! Montessori Kindergarten purposely places Kindergarten students in an elevated position to affirm social and emotional lessons, in addition to academic lessons. Young students who learn these skills typically become effective adult leaders.

Kindergarten Schedule

We prefer that Kindergarten students participate in a 5-day program during the academic year. We offer flexible hours designed to accommodate students and families:

        • Mornings Only: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
        • Academic Day: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
        • Full Day: 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m., including before and after care
        • Visit our Preschool & Kindergarten page for full details, timing and tuition rates

Elementary School

Elementary School at North End Montessori begins with First Grade for students who are 6 years old by September 30. Our elementary school curriculum currently includes first through fourth grades. Grades 5 and 6 are planned, to accommodate families who require additional educational programs when students advance or matriculate. Our academic programs for Grade 1 through Grade 4 incorporate the traditional Montessori educational approach that advances the growth of each child’s rapidly-developing mind.

Our teachers and staff facilitate child-directed activities with Montessori methods and learning materials that promote and polish skills in reading, writing, grammar, geography, culture, science, mathematics, technology, art, and music. Our elementary school page outlines our curriculum of math & geometry, language, grammar, biology, history, geography, and physical science for Grades 1 through 3. Individual academic achievement is recorded, celebrated, and built upon, and formal parent teacher conferences are offered twice per year.

Elementary School Schedule

Elementary students are required per the state of NH to participate in a 5-day program during the academic year. Our elementary school schedule is:

Culinary CampEnrichment Programs

Enrichment programs at North End Montessori School are extracurricular opportunities to learn practical and healthy life skills such as bicycle riding, dance, karate, sewing, soccer, yoga, and more. As opportunities arise, programs are typically offered once a week during the morning or afternoon recess hour, in weekly time blocks ranging from 4 weeks to 10 weeks throughout the year. Enrichment classes are taught by adjunct faculty professionals who work with children in small groups on a first-come, first served signup basis.

Enrichment Program Schedule

Visit our Enrichment Programs page for details and tuition

Summer Session

Summer Session and Summer Camp at North End Montessori School is a unique opportunity to introduce children to our enriching Montessori environment.

Our Montessori-inspired programs are a valuable alternative to traditional summer camps for preschool through elementary students.

Children are encouraged to learn, play and engage in fun activities as part of professionally-designed curriculums around themes such as Paleontology, Archeology, Astronomy, Oceanography, Zoology, Geography, the Medieval Era and more! These enriching recreational experiences inspire children’s curiosity and capacity toward discovery, creativity, and exploration. Students also benefit from plenty of summer outdoor activities such as tending to gardens, and splashing in the waterworks on our safe and supervised large outdoor playground.

Summer Session Schedule & Tuition

From June through September, summer session is open to children ages 2.9 – 12 years of age, and may include 5-day, 3-day or 2-day programs. We offer flexible summer hours designed to accommodate students and families:

        • Mornings Only: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
        • Full day: 8:30am-3:30 p.m.
        • Full day + before and after care: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
        • Visit our Summer Camps & Sessions page for full details and tuition rates