Admission Calendar for 2020 - 2021 School Year



This fall’s tour schedule for admission and placement into the

2020 - 2021 school year

Thank you for your interest in the Montessori School of McLean!

In order to maintain fidelity to the full Montessori experience, Primary students are admitted with the expectation their parents intend to continue enrollment throughout the entirety of the three-year program in which they are placed and are open to learning about the Montessori approach to learning at the Elementary level (grades 1 – 6).  

  • for the Pre-Primary (toddler) class and
  • for the Primary program, this is the kindergarten year (age 5 by September 30);
  • for the Elementary school, this is third year for Lower Elementary and sixth year for Upper Elementary

Primary ages 3 years by September 30, 2020- and potty-trained through age 6:

We have four Primary tours scheduled, listed below and on our website.  These are the only tours we will offer for the September 2020 – mid-June school year.

  • October 21, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 9, 2019
  • January 13, 2020 -- This is the final tour scheduled prior to the application deadline of January 31, 2020 for Primary (ages 3 – 6).

Lower and Upper Elementary (elementary students transferring from other Montessori schools ages 6 by September 30 of the entry level year - age 12)

Space is limited. Both tours are on two specific Monday mornings between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and are for adults only. We look forward to meeting your child should you decide to apply.  Applications are included in the information packet you receive at the tour.  The application deadline for the Elementary program is January 31, 2020.Please email Leslie Montague at to RSVP for a tour or other Parent Information Session. 

  •      October 28, 2019 or
  •      November 25, 2019

Parent Information and Education events for current parents are also open to prospective parents transferring from other Montessori schools.  Please remember to RSVP so that we can prepare an Information Packet for you. The dates are:

  • Saturday morning, September 21, 2019  --   Journey of Discovery --  9:00-1:00 (lunch is provided)
  • Thursday evening, October 17, 2019  --  Bridge to Elementary   --      6:00-7:30
  • Saturday morning, November 2, 2019  --    Journey of Discovery  --    9:00-1:00 (lunch is provided)
  • Thursday evening, January 16, 2020   --  Bridge to Elementary    --     6:00-7:30
  • Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020   Elementary Montessori@Work  --  9:30-11:00

We hope to meet you and share our school with you!

​​In order to maintain fidelity to the full Montessori experience, the Admissions Committee only considers applications by parents who plan for their child to complete the entire Primary curriculum which extends through the kindergarten year and are also open to learning about the Montessori approach to learning at the Elementary level.