Admission Process


In order to be considered for admission, families must complete these steps:

Information – Request a program review with the Admissions Director, Adrianne Anderson

Application – Complete and submit an application for admission with a $100 non-refundable application fee ($50 for additional sibling)

Transcript/Teacher Recommendation – Please sign and submit the Prospective Student Evaluation Form to your child’s present school, which includes a release for student records, and a confidential student evaluation form. This information must be received prior to acceptance and is necessary to make your child’s application complete.

Interview– Upon receipt of your completed application records and evaluation, prospective parents will be contacted to arrange their child’s interview at SNHMA. Interviews are intended to determine a student’s readiness for our programs and placement, as well as to establish a mutual understanding of the Montessori Education between the family and the school.

Acceptance Letters of acceptance, non-acceptance, and wait lists will be mailed within 7 days after interview. An admissions packet including a tuition contract is included for children who are accepted.

Response – Once your child has been accepted to SNHMA, parents/guardians will have ten (10) days from the date the contract was written to respond. Tuition deposit is due with the enrollment contract. Enrollment contracts are available on a space-available basis, families are encouraged to respond promptly to secure placement.


Admission Policy

Admissions decisions are based upon the space available and an evaluation of the suitability of SNHMA for each child. Generally, priority consideration for enrollment is given to applicants in the following order: (1) qualified siblings of current SNHMA students; (2) qualified students with previous Montessori experience; (3) all other qualified applicants. Great care is taken to maintain a balance of gender, age, and learning differences and styles in each classroom.

Southern NH Montessori Academy is a non-sectarian Montessori school that does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, disabilities, marital status or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admission or hiring policies, and other school administered programs.