Admission applications are more detailed than your inquiry form and let us know about your child or children. This is another step in the admission process, as we get to know you and you get to know us.
Other written Forms: For children attending a pre-school, daycare or elementary school when they apply, we ask for their current teacher to complete a form. This standard form (from the Association of Independent Schools of New England – AISNE) is part of the application packet. Parents sign a release for the teacher to complete the form and send it directly to LMS. For Elementary and Middle School applicants, we also require the previous 2 year's school records/report cards along with the current school report card.
When we receive your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview with one of our admission staff (typically Aimee Randall, Director of Enrollment). This is an opportunity for an exchange of information where we can learn about what you are looking for in a school for your child and we can share with you what LMS has to offer. These conversations usually take about an hour, and any decision-making parents are required to attend.
All candidates except for toddler applicants will participate in an admission visit. For Children's House applicants, admission videos help us to get a sense of who your child is at home. Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary applicants will visit in person for their assessment. In addition to the assessment, third through sixth grade applicants spend some time experiencing the rhythm of the school day at LMS. Middle school applicants typically visit for a full day, which includes an academic assessment with the middle school teaching team.
LMS is no ordinary school. It is a community where children learn to be themselves, learn to be friends...all while learning how to learn, and engage in the world around them. -LMS alum parent
Our admission season each year officially opens on October 1, but we would love to hear from you at any time to set up appointments and answer any questions you may have. Admission and financial aid applications for the 23/24 school year are due by January 13, 2023.
Please contact the admission office for more details at 781-862-8571.
We are excited to bring on-campus tours back! During your tour, you will have a chance to see our classrooms in action. Recorded lessons and work time will also be made available for your viewing after your visit.
The short answer: yes. The longer answer: Making the decision for your child to attend a Montessori school is an important one, one that takes time and research. To fully understand what Montessori and LMS are all about, we do require that both parents attend a full campus tour and interview with a member of the admission staff. We are sensitive to the fact that this can take time and that families are busy; however, it will be time worth spending.
Lexington Montessori School admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law, and extends to them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its admissions, scholarships, and loans, and its educational, athletic, and other programs.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:
Name: Kathleen Little
Title: Director of Finance and Operations
Office Address: Lexington Montessori School, 130 Pleasant Street, Lexington, MA 02421