Basic steps of how to apply:

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Contact LMS for information

    Inquire online or call us at 781-862-8571

    We look forward to hearing from you!
  • 2. Tour our campus and visit our classrooms virtually

    Tours are offered year round at LMS. To schedule a tour, simply call us at (781)862-8571.
  • 3. Complete an admission application and forms

    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.
  • 4. Meet with the Director of Enrollment

    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 are you looking for in a school for your child and, in turn, we can tell you more about what LMS has to offer. These conversations usually take about an hour, and any decision-making parents are required to attend.
  • 5. Schedule a visit and assessment for your child

    All candidates except for toddler applicants will participate in an admission visit. For pre-school, kindergarten and first and second grade children, a teacher engages one-on-one with your child, showing Montessori materials and getting to know them. For the older children, teachers do some math and language activities to get a sense of their level in each. Third through sixth grade applicants also spend some length of time experiencing the rhythm of the school day at LMS. During that time, a teacher works with the applicant in some language and math areas to get sense of their level in each. Middle school applicants typically visit for a full day, which includes an academic assessment with a teacher.
    *While working with Covid-related restrictions, some of these visits will happen virtually, and others will be scheduled on-campus, outdoors and socially distanced. 
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

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Aimee Randall

    Aimee Randall 

    Director of Enrollment
    781-862-8571 ext. 1106
  • Photo of Kim McDonald

    Kim McDonald 

    Admission and Enrollment Associate
    781-862-8571 ext. 1144
  • Photo of Stephanie Fish

    Stephanie Fish 

    Admission Coordinator
    781-862-8571 ext. 1101

Admission FAQs

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: When do I apply for the 2021 - 2022 school year?

    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.

    Please contact the admission office for more details at 781-862-8571.
  • Q: Can we schedule a time to sit in a classroom and observe?

    As we navigate the evolving recommendations from medical experts regarding the mitigation of transmission of Covid-19, we are exploring new ways for our prospective families to experience LMS. Virtual tours and observations will be available throughout the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • Q: If there is more than one parent, do both parents need to be present for the tour and interview?

    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, sit in a classroom and observe, 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.
  • Q: When will we be notified as to our child's admission decision?

    If the application is submitted in its entirety and the admission process is completed, we will mail you our decision as soon as possible.

    In typical admission years, applications are due by January 15, and responses are sent by March 10th, the day that all AISNE schools agree on as their notification date.

    We also are happy to process applications off-cycle; you will be notified with the admission decision in about two weeks once your child's file is complete.

    If there is no availability in your child's level at the time of the admission notification, your child will be added to the "wait pool" and we will alert you if a space does open up.
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
Telephone Number: 781-862-8571

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at OCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

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