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Thank you for your interest in Villa Madonna Montessori!

The Montessori School is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year, as well as the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. Applications are placed on our wait list by date of program observation.

Children enter the Montessori program at age three and stay for a three-year program culminating in kindergarten. The first step in the admission process is to schedule an observation. The observation room is open from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. October 1 through the end of April. At the observation, an application for admission may be submitted. We accept applications several years in advance and place the students on our wait list. Enrollment is secured on a first come first serve basis according to observation date and readiness of the child. Typically, we enroll approximately 16-20 students each year into our three-year-old program, and they remain in the program for three years. Occasionally, we have room for students to enter the second or third year. Please call to find out if we have a spot for your child.

Please follow the following steps in our admissions process:
  1. Contact the school to receive an information packet and to schedule a classroom observation. 
  2. Complete and return the registration form at the observation visit.
          • Your child will be placed on the waiting list for future enrollment.
  3. Mid February, families interested in enrolling in the fall will be contacted to schedule  appointments for new student interviews.
  4. New student readiness interviews take place in March with a registration deposit and current immunization records required at that time.
Priority Enrollment 
  1. Siblings of current students
  2. Alumni of Montessori and VMA
        • Must be on the wait list prior to the March readiness interviews.
  3. VMA siblings
        • Must be on the wait list prior to the March readiness interviews.

Please contact Director, Molly Buten, at [email protected] or 859-341-5145. Villa Madonna Montessori accepts children regardless of race, religion, color, or ethnic background.

We look forward to meeting you and your family!