Dr. Maria Montessori developed a unique approach to educating children,  and we are excited to share her philosophy with you.

  1. To learn more about Montessori education, we invite you to explore some resources on our site:
  1. Complete an Application for Enrollment.  If your child is currently enrolled at another school or daycare, request that your child’s  teacher or daycare provider complete a recommendation form and send to the St. Croix Montessori School.
  2. After the Admissions Team has reviewed your child’s application and teacher recommendation, we will contact you for an interview.  St. Croix Montessori School is a non-profit school where all children are considered for admission based on their readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom.

Each Montessori program consists of a three year cycle.  In general the primary program includes three to five year old children; the lower elementary program includes six to nine year old children; while the upper elementary program includes ten to twelve year old.  It is important that each classroom includes a balance of ages.

Factors considered for admission include age, space availability, readiness of the child for the classroom experience, and prospective parents’ commitment to three or four years of Montessori education.

In the elementary program preference is given to students who have completed a three year Montessori primary program. In both programs, preference is given to siblings.

Admission into the elementary program without prior Montessori experience is considered after careful discussion with the parents and a student or family interview with the Primary or Elementary Guide.

All forms in the registration packet and non-refundable registration fee must be completed prior to the start of the first day of class. Students will not be permitted to participate in classroom activities until the forms are completed and the fees are paid.

St. Croix Montessori admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.