Admission Requirements




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 Admission Requirements

for the September 2021 school year​​​​​​​

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The Montessori School of McLean admits students of any race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other administered programs. 




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TODDLER - 2 year olds

Toddler enrollment (ages 24 - 36 months) is open to children who are 24 - 36 months on the first day of school in September 2021.  Toilet training is not required for this level.

PRIMARY - 3  6 year olds

Primary enrollment (ages 3 - 6) is open to children age three by September 30 of their incoming year who are toilet trained and using the bathroom independently. We usually do not accept children over age four unless they have previous Montessori experience, yet exceptions are sometimes made.


ELEMENTARY - 6 - 12 year olds

Lower Elementary enrollment (ages 6 - 9) is open to students at least 6 years old who have had at least two consecutive years of Montessori Primary education, one of which is the third year (the Kindergarten year); is transferring from another Montessori school; is recommended by the current Montessori teacher; and possess the following skills:

  • Can read phonetic stories fluently
  • Know some phonograms and sight words
  • Have been introduced to the base 10 number system through the golden beads
  • Is self-directed

Upper Elementary enrollment (ages 9 - 12) is open to students at least 9 years old who are transferring from another Montessori school and recommended by the current Montessori teacher.

  • Is well-versed in the Cosmic Curriculum