Thank you so much for your interest in enrolling your child in the Toddler and Primary programs at Grand Lake Montessori. The school has received a record number of inquiries, registrations for tours, and applications for the upcoming 19/20 school year due to the immense growth of the number of families with young children moving to the East Bay.
GLM has made the difficult decision to close its enrollment program, including offering tours.
If, after we complete our enrollment program in February 2019, and the school is able to accept more applications, we will open the enrollment program again.
Please check our website in February for enrollment announcements.
The GLM Admissions Team
We are now accepting applications for 19/20. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
The admissions process – step by step
This is the first step in the enrollment process. The tour will give you the opportunity to see the campus layout and several classrooms in action as well as the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. We do require parents to come for a tour before applying. If your current residence is out-of-state and none of the offered tour dates work for you, please call (510) 836-4313 for possible alternative arrangements.
Tours begin promptly at 9:30am at 474-A Chetwood Street and are typically about one and a half hours long. If you do not have childcare available for this time, you may bring your child/children along on the tour.
We look forward to meeting you!
Once you’ve taken the tour, we will send you a link to fill out an online application. In order to do so, you will create an account with your email address and a chosen password. You may then fill out any part of the application, save it and log back in at a later time to complete it. A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. Your application will only be processed upon submitting the payment.
After filling out the online application, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement that your application was received. Your child will be placed in our waiting pool.
If GLM has a space to offer, you and your child will be invited for a visit. At times a second visit might be needed. If you would like to observe a classroom, please let us know and we will arrange that for you.
If enrollment is offered we will send you an electronic contract to sign.
Tuition payments are collected via FACTS Tuition Management. We will provide the necessary information and support for you to set up your account.
We will guide you through the enrollment paperwork. There are forms to be filled out, we need medical information, contact information and more. Please be aware that certain information is mandatory to be on file prior to your child starting at GLM. We will keep you updated on what might be missing to ensure your child can start as planned.
To facilitate a smooth transition for your child into his/her new environment, we will invite your child for 2 visits. We will share more details about these with you at the appropriate time.
* Welcome to the Grand Lake Montessori community *