Our Part Day Preschool Program for children ages 3+ is from 8:30am-1pm
We also offer a Full Day Program for children that are ready, through age 6.
We follow a genuine approach to the Montessori philosophy, and the classroom is a very rich learning environment with an emphasis on social skills, kindness, and how to get along with others.
Here are the Program Options we offer.
8:30am-1pm, either 4 or 5 days/week (Mon-Thurs, Tues-Fri or Mon-Fri). This includes lunch and outdoor play at the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden, Troy Field or Mary Jane Park.
Full Day Program
8:30am-3:00pm, either 4 or 5 days/week (Mon-Thurs, Tues-Fri or Mon-Fri).
Tuition is based on the school year and days of education.
4 half days/week - $650/month
5 half days/week - $750/month
4 full days/week - $850/month
5 full days/week - $950/month
Annual Enrollment Fee: $300
We also offer Extended Day options for working families: 8:00-8:30am and 3:00-4:30pm.
The following steps outline our process for admission at Bend Montessori School.
STEP 1: Attend an Introduction to Montessori Parent Workshop
This initial visit is an opportunity for you, the parents, to experience our classroom as the children do, and to explore the Montessori materials that they use everyday as they are guided in their intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth. Applications for Admission and Summer Session Registration Forms are available at this workshop. To register for the next Parent Workshop, click here. Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot for the next Parent Workshop.
STEP 2: Invitation for Child to Visit Classroom
If, after your initial visit, you feel like our Montessori program may be a good fit for your family, we invite you and your child to join us for a morning. This is a chance for you to observe the work of the children and get a true sense of how our day unfolds. This visit gives your family an opportunity to share the language of your experience in our classroom with your child. Who did you meet? What did you see? What activities did you like? What are the names of the new friends that you made?
STEP 3: Enrollment Meeting with Directress
Once your Application for Admission has been submitted, your family is put on the Wait List. When a space becomes available in our program, you will be contacted for an Enrollment Meeting. This meeting is intended to connect with families, to go over any expectations that you have as parents for your child’s educational experience with us, and for us to communicate what you may expect from us during your time in our school community. It is also a time to answer any questions you may have about our programs specifically, or about Montessori education in general.
STEP 4: Acceptance Notification
You will be mailed an acceptance notification letter once your child is accepted in our program. At this time, you will also receive our Family Handbook as well as important forms for us to have on file as we begin our journey with your family.
We have enrollment throughout the year, as space is available.
My son loves Bend Montessori. He started Montessori education at 2 1/2 in Portland and we had a good experience. I was worried how the transition to a new school would be, but I shouldn’t have! He immediately bonded with the excellent teachers. The warm, calm and inviting environment is a perfect match for my son. After a really fun vacation recently, he couldn’t wait to get back to school. Thanks Bend Montessori for providing both education and community.
— Simon’s Mom