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Admissions

Admission Procedures

Thank you for taking interest in Whittier Montessori School. This is the first step in the investment of your child’s education.  Discover why our Montessori facility invites, immerses, and ignites the interest of our young explorers.  Find out how we foster independence, love for work, leadership, grace and courtesy in our classrooms.

Open enrollment takes place throughout the school year as a space allows. A waiting list is developed when the classroom and the schedule is filled. It also serves future potential students under 24 months of age. Children who are placed in the list for the schedule will be given priority. New families pay a non-refundable application fee of $100.00. The waiting list will remain active for one complete school year.


You may also take advantage of our facility tour. In this experience, it will allow you to become familiar with our school’s visions and missions. It also provides the school the opportunity to understand the parents’ expectations and objectives for the child’s growth and development. It also provides the families the who are new to the Montessori an introduction to the philosophies and methodologies of the Montessori system.  

​1. Schedule a Facility Tour

The prospective parents are encouraged to contact the office at (562)944-5210 or email us at whittier_montessori@yahoo.com. An appointment will be scheduled to see the campus and meet the administrator.  Your inquiries and questions will be answered.
2. Submit your Application Form and Registration Fee

Complete our Application For Enrollment, select the program that will best meet your needs, and reserve a seat for your child by submitting the completed form along with your non-refundable registration fee.
3. Submit the Enrollment Package  and Tuition Fee
To complete the process, please submit your enrollment package  (available at the school or print the downloadable forms found at the website) plus the tuition fee.

​The Enrollment Policy Statement
The WMS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally designed or programmed for students. It does not discriminate in administration of its educational and administrative polices, and any other programs facilitated by the school.


We want to share what we can do. For any other questions, concerns, and inquiries, please contact the office at 562 944 5210 or email us at whittier_montessori@yahoo.com

The environment must be rich in motives which lend interest to activity and invite the child to conduct his own experiences.”

             - Dr. Maria Montessori 


Living Montessori:

The Parent Perspective