We are delighted that you’re interested in learning more about Princeton Preparatory School's Admissions and we cannot wait to meet you and your child! We understand that finding the right school for your child can be daunting, so we try to make the process as easy as possible. The first step in the Princeton Prep admissions process is a tour of the campus. Our program is unique, and we want you to see it first-hand. Here’s a quick look at what comes next…
Please Note: Our programs fill up quickly so applications will be placed in order of their application dates. In the event we are full, families will be contacted once an opening is available.
Step 1 - Visit our School
The admissions process is designed to help you learn as much as possible about our signature Montessori programming and help us get to know you and your child.
We recommend that you take some time prior to your visit to consider what’s most important to you and your child when it comes to finding the right educational environment and come prepared with any questions you might have about us and our schools.
Tours are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 3:30 pm and Saturday at 10:00am by appointment.
Step 2 - Apply
Once we’ve had the chance to get to know one another, you’ll have the chance to apply to our school programs. Applications are downloaded from our online Parents Portal. We will send you a link inviting you to apply once you’ve completed your tour. If you are unable to attend a tour session, we are happy to schedule a phone call to answer any questions you might have prior to attending a tour.
Once our admissions department has had a chance to review your application, we will contact you directly to confirm the application status. Once confirmed, applicants must pay a one-time Application Fee of $500.00 and Material Fee of $300 via our online payment portal. Once the application form, enrollment fees and material fees have been received, we will begin processing your application and discussing the next steps for admission and enrollment.
Step 3 - Admissions
Admission into our Toddler Program (ages 18 months – 2.5 years) and Casa Program (2.5 years – 6 years) is on a first come first served basis.
Returning and former students, their siblings, and those previously enrolled in other Montessori schools have priority over new applicants. Every effort is made to balance the enrollment in each class according to gender and age.
New families applying to our Elementary Programs (Grades 1 through 3) may be asked to come in for an assessment/interview/visit to determine your child’s suitability for the program. Once you have decided to apply, you will be asked to provide additional paperwork, past report cards and any educational/behavioral assessments your child may have had. Accompanying paperwork can be sent in via email to our admissions office.
PLEASE NOTE: You can enroll your child at any grade. Prior Montessori experience is not a prerequisite. We look for students and families from all cultural backgrounds who will fit into our community, culture, and share our values.
Commitment to the three-year development cycles of the children is essential. Families should be prepared to enroll their children only if they are committed to allowing the child to complete the entire three years of each cycle. This is preferably ideal but once again ideal may not always be practical and so to accommodate transient families and other uncontrollable circumstances unless otherwise noted students are enrolled for the entire academic year and summer if applicable. Families will be held responsible for keeping with the terms and conditions of the yearly financial obligation to the school. Once enrollment is complete the school commits itself financially to insure the student has a place in the Montessori educational program for that entire year. Since the payment of tuition is the basis for running the school as well as funding the cost of salaries, supplies and capital improvements yearly, the tuition payment is not subject to a refund and the obligation to pay full tuition may not be cancelled, either through absence of dismissal by the school or withdrawal by the parents for any reason, at any time through the year.