Welcome to your CMS Journey

Step 1 ‐ What age is your child?

0‐18 mths

With the ever growing popularity of both our Parent Toddler Program and School, now is a great time to explore what we offer and get in early.

But first, we invite you to visit the school and spend some time in a classroom observing, so that you can see for yourself how Montessori works. If a picture is worth a 1000 words, then observing a class will show you better than any explanation how it’s possible for more than twenty 3 to 5 year olds to work independently, peacefully and without chaos!

Book a tour and observation

18 mths – 3 yrs

Our Parent Toddler Program (PTP) is for children in this age range. If your child is already over 18 months, it may still be possible to enrol in the programme as places regularly become available. Contact Reception to book a tour and observation as your first step.

The Canberra Montessori School Program starts when the child turns 3. If your child is already in PTP they will have priority for placement in the school, and they will be perfectly prepared for a smooth transition to their Cycle 1 classroom once they turn 3.

3 yrs plus

If your child is already over three, but you would still like to explore a Montessori education, we encourage you to come and visit the school and learn more about what we offer and talk to us about what you’d like for your child. Please contact us to book a tour or observation and our staff can talk to you at the time about what is involved with an admission for older children

Step 2 ‐ Placement on our Waiting List

Once you’ve observed and toured the school, please return the application forms and application fee (Fee Schedule 2017) to the school office to secure your position on the waiting list. Offers for a place in the school are sent throughout the course of each year as each child turns 3.

Step 3 ‐ Starting in the classroom

Once you have been offered a place and returned all the necessary paperwork, your Class Director will contact you personally to arrange an orientation session and start date close to your child’s third birthday.