Admissions Policy

  • Each child must be at least 2 years and 9 months and toilet trained when starting at the school.
  • Pre-admission, parents/guardians are encouraged to make an appointment with the school for a visit to allow the child to become familiar with the school, teachers and other children.
  • Parents/guardians seeking to secure a place for their child must complete an enrolment form.
  • A completed enrolment form must be lodged with the school prior to the child attending the school.
  • When completing the form it is important to give all the relevant information particular to your child – including current school and any diagnostic reports (educational or medical) which relate to development and/or additional needs.
  • Children with medical conditions are required to provide medical reports.
  • The completed registration forms are dealt with by the school in the most confidential way possible.
  • Children coming from other schools need to have written reports.
  • We will ask permission to contact previous schools to gather information.
  • When children come from a non-Montessori setting, they have a one term trial period in their new class to ensure this school suits their needs.

The criteria for deciding on acceptance or refusal of applications, where the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, is set down below in an open, transparent and fair manner:

  • The applicant has a brother/sister currently in the school.
  • For the optimum growth of our school preference will be given to families demonstrating a commitment to remain for the first 3 year Montessori cycle by paying a deposit of €600 per child. This deposit can be put towards the child’s fees in the second half of the third year and is non-refundable in the event the child leaves before the end of third year. Please note that this deposit is optional.  Parents/guardians not paying the deposit will still be eligible for a place on the waiting list, but they will be prioritized behind those who demonstrate a commitment to the 3 year Montessori cycle.
  • The applicant’s parent/guardian/sibling is a past pupil.
  • All other applicants on a first come – first served basis.

Payment of Fees (see Attendance Policy)

  • Fees are payable in advance of each term.
  • One term’s notice is required when a child is leaving the school. In the event of an unexpected withdrawal a term’s fees is required in lieu.
  • A deposit of €500 is payable prior to the end of the Summer Term to guarantee a place for a current pupil for the following academic year (this does not apply to children participating in the ECCE scheme).