Admission

We’re honored that you are considering Gardenview Montessori.

Application Process

  1. Get acquainted with the information on our site.

  2. Schedule a tour and visit our school.

  3. Complete the online application.

  4. Mail your non-refundable $50 Application Fee (made out to “Gardenview Montessori”):

Gardenview Montessori
PO Box 28636
Bellingham, WA 98228

**Applications are not considered complete until the Application Fee has been received.**

About our Wait List

When enrollment demand exceeds available space, prospective families who have completed the application process are added to our Wait List. Gardenview emphasizes maintaining a balanced classroom environment. We seek that balance by taking into consideration the distribution of a number factors which you may have highlighted in your application. When a spot becomes available we will look to our Wait List for a child whom we determine most closely matches the vacancy, and which builds on the continuity and state of balance in our classrooms.

What this means for prospective families is that your place on the Wait List is not determined solely by “your place in line” but rather how well, at the time of placement, your child fits the criteria of our needs for a balanced classroom environment. Your spot on the Wait List will continue into the following year if you have not been placed.

About our Classrooms

Sprouts  

Children between 18 months and 3 years old are eligible for admission to the Sprout class (toddler program) and do not need to be potty trained. Class is for 2 1/2 hours each morning. Three, four, and five day schedules are available. Children must be 18-months old by September 1st to be considered for enrollment.

Beans 

Morning and Afternoon Programs: Children between 3 and 6 years old are eligible for admission into the Bean class (preschool program) and must be able to use the bathroom independently.   Class is for three hours with a choice between the morning session, or afternoon session. Three, four, and five day schedules are available. Children must be 3 years old by September 1st to be considered for enrollment. Children younger than 3 years must apply for approval through an evaluation by the Beans lead teacher and school director.

Full Day Program: Five and six year old children are eligible for our full day program based on their ability to demonstrate readiness and independence to participate in a full day schedule. After lunch, the full day children continue to work with advanced Montessori materials in small group settings. Here the children can build on the skills and information acquired in the morning to work more independently and in greater depth.

Lunch Bunch: Lunch Bunch is a great opportunity for children in our programs to enjoy meal time together, continue conversations from the morning program, or ease into the day for our afternoon program. A limited number of spaces are available in our morning or afternoon programs to add Lunch Bunch to the schedule. Children who are part of our full day program are automatically enrolled. Children who participate in Lunch Bunch bring a lunch from home.

Snack: In each of our classes children have an opportunity to enjoy a snack , usually fruit or vegetables and some type of grain. 

Tuition for 2018/2019

Schedules and tuition for each session are reviewed annually and subject to change

Most programs operate 3, 4 or 5 days per week. 

Sprouts

Program runs from 8:45am to 11:15am

  • Sprouts 3 Days: $320

  • Sprouts 4 Days: $380

  • Sprouts 5 Days: $445

Beans

Half Day programs are offered in the morning and afternoon. Our morning half day program runs from 8:30am to 11:30am. Our afternoon half day program runs from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The option can be added of Lunch Bunch from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

  • Beans 3 Half Days: $315, or $410 with Lunch Bunch

  • Beans 4 Half Days: $370, or $465 with Lunch Bunch

  • Beans 5 Half Days: $400, or $500 with Lunch Bunch

Full Day program runs from 8:30am to 3:15pm

  • Beans 3 Full Days: $590

  • Beans 4 Full Days: $630

  • Beans 5 Full Days: $680

Enrollment deposit

An Enrollment Deposit of $200 due in upon acceptance at Gardenview Montessori. 

Other fees

Curriculum Fee (Due Annually)

  • Beans - $125 per child

  • Sprouts - $75 per child

Annual Registration Fee - $50

Due annually at the time of re-enrollment in the Spring.

Snack Fee (Optional) - $100

Each child is assigned one week per school year to provide snack for the classroom. This schedule is flexible and families can trade weeks if the scheduled time does not work. In lieu of providing snack each family has the option of paying a fee of $100 .

parent volunteer program

Our desire to build strong connections between home and school is not just a “feel good” idea.  By being involved, parents serve as role models for community service.  To help each child succeed and allow parents to lead by example we have created several ways for parents to participate and easily fulfill a family requirement of volunteer hours each year.  The Parent Volunteer Program is designed to give each family an option to contribute a hours each school year to help defray the costs of hiring additional assistants to help maintain a quality program.  Families are asked to commit to 10 hours of volunteer time over the course of the school year.  While we would love to see every family take part, we understand that not all families can afford the additional time commitment.  In lieu of the volunteer hours each family has the option of paying a fee of $100.   Volunteering ensures the fullest benefits of a Montessori education for your child and provides a tangible means for each adult to contribute to that goal.

If you have any further questions about admission, tuition, or schedules, please contact us.